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NEW YORK – February 6, 2023 – Genesis Global Holdco, LLC (“Genesis” “GGH” or the “company”) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle among Digital Currency Group (“DCG”) and the ad hoc groups of creditors of Genesis Global Capital, LLC (the “Ad Hoc Groups”) which, in the aggregate, hold or represent more than $2 billion in asserted claims.
The agreement in principle lays out a framework for a global resolution that will maximize value for all Genesis clients and stakeholders.
Under the terms of the agreement, DCG would exchange its existing $1.1 billion note due in 2032 for convertible preferred stock to be issued by DCG as part of Genesis’s Chapter 11 plan. DCG would also refinance its existing 2023 term loans through a new, junior secured term loan in two tranches made payable to creditors in the aggregate total value of approximately $500 million.
As part of the transactions, DCG will also contribute its equity interest in Genesis Global Trading (“GGT”) to Genesis Global Holdco, bringing all Genesis entities under the same holding company.
In addition, as part of the agreement, Gemini has agreed to contribute up to $100 million in additional funds to Earn users as part of the Plan.
Pending the closing of these transactions, Genesis will launch a sale process for GGT and explore other value-maximizing transactions.
The agreement in principle remains subject to definitive documentation and necessary court approvals.
“Today’s agreement is a positive step forward and provides a clear path to a consensual resolution that maximizes value,” said Paul Aronzon, a member of the Special Committee of Genesis’s board of directors that has been spearheading the company’s restructuring efforts.
“I am grateful to the talented team at Genesis for their ongoing dedication and commitment to client service, and excited about working together to build Genesis for the future,” said Derar Islim, Interim CEO, Genesis. “I also want to express my deep appreciation to all of our clients for their continued patience and loyalty as we work through a resolution for our lending business.”
As previously announced, on January 19, 2023, Genesis Global Holdco, LLC and two of its lending business subsidiaries, Genesis Global Capital, LLC and Genesis Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to achieve a global resolution to maximize value for all clients and stakeholders. Genesis’s other subsidiaries involved in the derivatives and spot trading and custody businesses and GGT are not included in the filing and continue client trading operations. Redemptions and new loan originations in the lending business remain suspended, and claims will be addressed through the Chapter 11 process.
All aspects of the Genesis restructuring process are being overseen by an independent special committee of the company’s board of directors.
For more information on the Chapter 11 filing, including access to court documents, please visit https://restructuring.ra.kroll.com/genesis.
Moelis & Company is acting as financial advisor to the company. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is acting as legal counsel. Alvarez & Marsal is serving as restructuring advisor.
Genesis is a premier institutional digital assets financial services firm providing a single access point for select qualified individuals and global institutional investors. Genesis combines best-in-class client service, unrivaled operational excellence and a seamless user experience to provide investors with a full suite of services to manage their portfolios.
The firm offers sophisticated market participants an integrated platform to trade digital assets, creating pathways to benefit from market opportunities while increasing capital efficiency for counterparties.
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