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AAC Holdings: Major Investors Selling Out

An August 26, 2019 article indicates several of the largest institutional investors in AAC Holdings (aka American Addiction Centers) have been dumping their shares in the troubled public company.

Deerfield Management, the company’s largest shareholder in March and a major investor since 2015, sold all of its holdings in AAC during the second quarter. Similarly, TimesSquare Capital Management — another of the largest shareholders early this year — and Apollo Management also had sold all of their shares by the end of June. And Morgan Stanley’s stake in the company fell from 1.4 million shares in June 2018 to about 1,600 shares in June 2019“.

So what ? The defections suggest some of the most knowledgeable investors are not buying in to management’s oft repeated plans of a turnaround plan. At $0.58 a share, the stock trades only $0.08 off its all-time low and supports the BDC Reporter’s fears that AAC will eventually file for Chapter 11 or undertake a wide ranging restructuring. Debt holders should probably pay attention.

At June 30, 2019, there were 4 BDCs with $66mn of exposure – all first lien – in the company and more than $7mn in annual income at risk. To date, discounts taken on cost have been very modest, which will make the potential impact on BDC net assets all that more telling should AAC stumble.