On December 21, 2016, Modular Space Corporation and its affiliated entities (“Modular Space” or the “Debtors”) filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Canada, to implement a plan to rework its $1 billion load of long-term debt. Modular Space will continue its operations during what the restructuring. Modular Space makes, leases and sells office trailers, mobile offices, temporary classrooms, modular office complexes and portable storage units.
A restructuring that will swap out about $400 million worth of debt for equity was negotiated in advance of the bankruptcy filing in the U.S. and the initiation of Canadian restructuring proceedings in Toronto.
The slowdown in the oil-and-gas sector and mining hurt Modular Space’s sales, according to papers filed with the Delaware Bankruptcy Court. With nonresidential construction numbers falling sharply, Modular Space was up against lowered demand and pricing pressures that ate into its margins.
The Debtors are represented by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP. The case is pending before the Honorable Kevin J. Carey.
Carl D. Neff is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP. You can reach Carl at (302) 622-4272 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.