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Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program: Updates, Timing and Certain Considerations

June 12, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Joseph J. Ronca, Daniel B. Bosworth

This article discusses updated documentation and timing for the Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program and certain considerations for companies considering borrowing under the program.
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Revised Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program: Terms and Key Considerations

May 18, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Joseph J. Ronca

This article discusses the recent revisions to the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program; borrower considerations regarding eligibility and access to the program; implications of certain covenants and restrictions; and considerations under existing debt documents.
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On April 23, 2020, the CFTC announced a targeted no-action relief to certain market participants from compliance with net capital treatment of covered loans received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
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FINRA Issues Guidance on Net Capital Treatment of PPP Loans under the CARES Act

April 17, 2020 | Blog | By Pete Michaels, David L. Ward

In its online forum regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, FINRA has issued guidance related to PPP loans.
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In its online forum regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus, FINRA stated that a loan received pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) does not necessarily trigger a disclosure on the Form U-4
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The Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program: Terms and Key Considerations

April 14, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Joseph J. Ronca

This article discusses the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program, including eligibility; impacts on debt service, capital structure, and strategic planning; and potential obstacles under existing debt and other agreements.
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Middle Market Private Equity Fund Strategies for Managing Portfolio Company Defaults

April 10, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Matthew B. Gautier

This advisory reviews strategies that sponsors and their portfolio companies can use to manage defaults, including proactive measures to avoid default, amendments and waivers to realign with a company’s revised outlook, sponsor support through equity cures, and lender forbearance.
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M&A in the COVID Era – Part II – Debt Financing Opportunities for Middle Market PE Funds

April 6, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Matthew B. Gautier

This article reviews debt financing opportunities available to investors in a down market and the pros and cons of each type of financing.
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The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to decide the question of whether bankruptcy courts should apply state law or a federal rule of decision when determining whether to recharacterize a debt claim as a capital contribution.
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Ten considerations for closely held companies incurring debt in connection with minority investments by private equity sponsors, growth financing, or dividend recapitalizations.
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On March 15, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission” or “SEC”) published in the Federal Register for comment proposed amendments to Rule 15c2-12 (the “Rule”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”).
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Earlier this month, the IRS and Treasury Department proposed new Treasury regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Proposed Regulations would significantly modify the tax analysis concerning the treatment of certain related-party instruments as debt vs. equity for U.S. federal income tax purposes. 
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