Avaya files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and secures $780 mn funding

Avaya Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and secured a financing of $780 million as it restructures its business.
Avaya for business communicationsAvaya said it will reduce its total debt by more than 75 percent, from nearly $3.4 billion to about $800 million upon completion of the restructuring process.

Avaya said the capital is expected to provide substantial liquidity to support Avaya during the process and beyond. Evercore Group is serving as financial advisor to Avaya for the process.

The cloud communications company added it would continue to serve its customers and partners without interruption and expects to complete the process in 60 to 90 days.

Avaya had said there was substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern in light of a debt maturity in 2023, according to a Wall Street Journal report in December.

Earlier in September, Avaya has announced restructuring, including job cuts, to reduce costs.

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