Riverbed Technology’s $65 Million Bridge Term Loan Facility

Davis Polk advised an ad hoc group of first-lien term lenders to Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Riverbed, its existing equity sponsors and a supermajority of holders of its funded debt, including the Ad Hoc Group, entered into a restructuring support agreement (RSA), which contemplates either an out-of-court restructuring or, alternatively, an in-court prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring. In addition, also on October 13, 2021, Riverbed entered into a $65 million bridge term loan facility, which provided immediately liquidity to Riverbed. 

The RSA provides a pathway for the company to implement a comprehensive financial restructuring and position it for long-term success by reducing its funded secured debt by over $1 billion and providing the company with significant new money. In connection with the transaction, Riverbed will receive a capital infusion of $100 million. Existing holders of the company’s junior funded debt will become the majority owners of the company.

Founded in 2002, Riverbed is a technology company specializing in software solutions.

The Davis Polk restructuring team included partner Damian S. Schaible (Picture), counsel Jon Finelli and associates Stephanie Massman, Stephen Ford and Roy G. Dixon III. The M&A team is led by partner Stephen Salmon. Partner William A. Curran, counsel Tracy L. Matlock and associate Ben Levenback are providing tax advice.

Involved fees earner: William Curran – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Roy Dixon, III – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jon Finelli – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Stephen Ford – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Ben Levenback – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Stephanie Massman – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Tracy Matlock – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Stephen Salmon – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Damian Schaible – Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Clients: Riverbed Technology, Inc. – Ad Hoc Group of Lenders;

Author: Alejandro Girola