Trends in DIP Financing
This panel discusses financing orders, milestones and other case management through the DIP facility. What should be allowed for case management by secured creditors via DIP-financing and/or cash-collateral orders, including the case milestones? What terms are and should be acceptable in first-day cash-collateral and DIP-financing orders (Aegean) — too much control, or simply adequate protection? What does it take for a third party to prime? This session also focuses on structural priming, including by taking liens on unencumbered foreign assets (Hexion), using DIP financing as a tool to protect pre-petition debt, the use of roll-ups, the ratio of new money to roll-up that is necessary/“market,” justifying a zero-new-money roll-up (EP Energy), providing a secured term loan pre-bankruptcy and using the proceeds as cash collateral, and rolling up pre-filing emergency loans (Westmoreland).