Clairvest’s Discovery Air files for CCAA

Discovery Air Inc. (TSX: DA.DB.A), a portfolio company of Clairvest Group Inc. (TSX: CVG) has filed for protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). KSV Kofman Inc. has been appointed as the CCAA monitor.

The principal purpose of the CCAA proceedings is to allow Discovery Air to conduct a Court-supervised sale process for its equity interest in its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Great Slave Helicopters Ltd., Air Tindi Ltd. and Discovery Mining Services Ltd. and its residual interest in its former defence business, Top Aces.

None of the subsidiaries have filed for CCAA protection. Each have the benefit of a stay of proceedings to prevent creditor actions against them as a result of the Corporation’s filing for CCAA protection. All of the subsidiaries will continue to operate during the CCAA proceedings, and obligations to employees and suppliers of goods and services will continue to be met in the ordinary course.

Clairvest Group Inc. and its affiliates have submitted bids to purchase above-described equity interests as stalking horse purchasers. Unless superior transactions to any of the four transactions are consummated during the CCAA proceedings, the transactions will be completed, subject to Court approval.

Clairvest has also agreed to provide funding to Discovery Air during these proceedings pursuant to a Court-approved debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing facility.

On May 26, 2017, Clairvest Group Inc. affiliates along with certain management shareholders closed privatization of Discovery Air.

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Ted Liu

Ted Liu, M.Sc. (Mining, Queen's), MBA (Finance, Toronto), is the Editor of Private Capital Journal, CanadaMetals.ca, TechWire.ca, and the former Editor of Canadian Private Equity. Ted has been passionately tracking Canadian private capital industry since 1992, having most recently served as Research Director for The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA).

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