Mattress Firm, Inc.
Mattress Firm, Inc. is the largest specialty mattress retailer in the United States, operating more than 3,200 stores across 49 states prior to the company’s chapter 11 filing. Young Conaway, together with Sidley Austin LLP, successfully navigated the company and its affiliates through a prepackaged chapter 11 process designed to simplify and de-leverage the debtors’ capital structure and right-size their real estate footprint. The debtors confirmed their prepackaged plan of reorganization, which provided for payment in full of nearly all unsecured creditors, and emerged from bankruptcy in less than 50 days. The restructuring provided the company with enhanced financial flexibility through a $525 million exit financing facility and significant cost savings realized from the rejection of hundreds of store leases, setting the stage for the company’s long-term success.