Responsibly managing complex corporate trusts
Corporate trusts are essential entities to facilitate investment and drive global growth. The creation of a corporate trust offers a structure that is thought to be neutral in terms of managing the assets involved by engaging an independent trust institution as a trustee or agent that is conflict-free. This allows for corporations and other entities to raise finance through the issuance of debt securities or entering into credit arrangements, ensuring that investors have a sophisticated, experienced, and engaged point of contact throughout the life of the debt structure.
Ankura Trust Company, LLC, a New Hampshire state-chartered trust company, provides independent, conflict-free indenture trustee, loan administrative agent, escrow agent, creditor representative, and other trustee services.
We have extensive experience providing services in the roles of successor indenture trustee, new issuance indenture trustee, registrar, paying agent, collateral agent, escrow agent for bond proceeds and indenture trustee for exit financings.
Our professionals have extensive experience as principals, bankers, and operations professionals at global financial institutions and private funds. Our breadth of experience allows us to support a wide range of credit structures as loan administrative agent including as successor agent for existing credit facilities, administrative agent for new credit facilities arranged by traditional and alternative lenders, bridge loan credit facilities, DIP arrangements , first and second lien term loans, revolvers, bi-lateral loans, uni-tranche arrangements, and exit financings.
Our full suite of escrow services supplements our indenture trustee and loan agency businesses. We act as an independent escrow agent for a wide variety of transactions, including merger and acquisition purchase price adjustment and contingency holds, litigation settlements, liquidation disbursements, section 363 asset sales, distributions pursuant to a plan of reorganization, rights and subscriptions offerings, and environmental settlements.
We provide value-add services to meet an organization's specific needs through customized outsourced portfolio management, outsourced workout services, engagement as a representative for steering committees, creditor committees, oversight committees, to conduct amendment negotiations, and engagement for board of director roles.
As a conflict-free independent party, Ankura Trust Company acts as Trustee or Plan Administrator for post Chapter 11 Liquidation and Litigation Trusts. We develop strategies that examine all available avenues to pursue recoveries, including potential causes of action, asset sales to maximize recoveries for creditors, and claims analysis and investigations to ensure accurate distributions. Our experienced team has been involved in all types of structures, including wind-down trusts and mass-tort litigation structures.
Ankura Trust is led by a team of senior professionals, including former principals, bankers, executive directors —each with more than 20 years of experience. Our professionals have extensive experience acting as a fiduciary, steering committee members for bondholders, lender syndicates, funds and trusts. Ankura Trust executives have been involved in a majority of the largest Chapter 11 cases in history, providing independent oversight and administration in the representation of creditors. We are one of the few firms in the world that can provide a one-stop-shop for specialized corporate trust matters. We’ve managed globally recognized corporate trusts in some of the most high-profile matters and routinely work alongside the world’s leading law firms and corporations.