Merging With PRG, VER Will Reorganize Under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Merging With PRG, VER Will Reorganize Under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The new entity will combine two of the biggest names in live-production services and equipment rental

VER announced today that it has entered into an agreement to merge with Production Resource Group LLC, (“PRG”) and also filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 to implement the agreement.

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Please find following a statement from Digby Davies, Chief Executive Officer at VER

We believe that undertaking the court-supervised restructuring process is the best course of action for VER. Despite a record number of new clients and customer satisfaction ratings that are highest in the industry, VER has struggled due to an inability to service its current debt load. In entering this reorganization, we have reached an agreement with our existing stakeholders to significantly reduce outstanding debt, and have raised financing to provide up to $64.7 million in new liquidity to allow us to operate successfully as we undergo this exciting transition.

The Chapter 11 process will provide greater stability and the opportunity to increase investment in the business. In merging with PRG, the combined entities will be able to meet evolving client needs and offer solutions, resources and expertise in ways neither company could achieve independently.

Importantly, VER’s operations will continue in the normal course during this process — all existing productions or new projects that are signed on during the process will not be interrupted.

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A few key things you need to know:

  • We expect that this process will be seamless for our clients and will result in no disruption to our operations. VER has always been known for reliability and our clients can continue to rely upon us. Additionally, we will maintain our commitment to provide extraordinary service and competitive pricing.
  • We intend to move through this financial restructuring process as expeditiously as possible. We anticipate that the restructuring process will take approximately 4-6 months and we expect to emerge from Chapter 11 with a new capital structure, sufficient cash to fund operations and the ability to access capital to fund new growth initiatives.
  • A merger of VER and PRG will give you even more opportunities to be successful. The combined businesses will have by far the most experienced team, and the broadest range of production equipment and services in the world.

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Until the restructuring process is complete, VER and PRG will continue to operate as two separate companies and it will be business as usual.

We will keep you informed as we move forward. If you have any questions, please reach out to your VER contact.  You can also visit VER.com/restructure for more information.

We value our relationship with you and are confident that by working together, we will emerge from this process an even stronger company. Thank you for your continued support.

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