Date Announced: 05/31/2010
client: Aleris International, Inc.
Status: Closed – 07/2010
Value: $2.7 billion Read the case study
On June 1, 2010, Aleris International Inc. (“Aleris”), a global leader in the production and sale of aluminum rolled and extruded products, recycled aluminum and specifications alloy manufacturing, emerged from Chapter 11. Aleris and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary co-debtors filed petitions for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 on February 12, 2009, as a result of financial constraints related to the deteriorating global economic situation, declining industrial demand and a swift drop in aluminum prices. Moelis & Company guided Aleris through a highly complex bankruptcy process that involved filing a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 in the U.S. bankruptcy court for its German holding company subsidiary. Aleris’ innovative plan of reorganization received substantial support from its U.S. and European creditor groups and was confirmed in May 2010. Moelis & Company acted as exclusive financial advisor to Aleris and helped the company raise over $2.2 billion of capital over the course of the bankruptcy process.