of the full $231.0 million in the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2015. The Company also recorded a corresponding charge in the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2015. The provision for contingent loss remained on the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2016.
As described in Item 15. Note 4 - Acquisitions - Incomplete IPO Project Transfers and Dropdowns, the Third Party Sale Transaction is being conducted in connection with SunEdison’s bankruptcy process and includes the 425 MW India portfolio.
Our organizational and ownership structure is complex and has been, and continues to be, subject to increased scrutiny and negative publicity, particularly relating to changes in our senior management and Board, which may have a material adverse effect on, among other things, the value of our securities and our ability to conduct our business, as well as subject us to increased litigation risk.
Our organizational and ownership structure is complex and has been subject to scrutiny, including inquiries from our stakeholders, litigation from stockholders and negative publicity. Negative publicity has included allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty by our Board and our executive officers, perceived conflicts of interest among us, our executive officers and our affiliates and criticism of our and our affiliates’ business strategies. Our reputation may be closely related to that of SunEdison, and the reputation and public image of SunEdison has suffered as a result of its financial condition and the SunEdison Bankruptcy. Such negative publicity may have a material adverse effect on our business in a number of ways, including, among other things:
causing the trading value of our outstanding securities to diminish;
damaging our reputation and adversely affecting the willingness of counterparties to do business with us, including obtaining consents and approvals from counterparties;
subjecting us and our affiliates to increased risks of future litigation or affecting the course of our current litigation;
disrupting our ability to execute our and our affiliates’ business plans, including in respect of potential transactions with our affiliates, and potentially reducing our cash available for distribution; and
limiting our ability to raise capital and refinance existing obligations.
SunEdison has pledged the shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock that it owns to its lenders under its credit facilities. If the lenders foreclose on these shares, there could be a material adverse effect on the market price of our shares of Class A common stock.
SunEdison has pledged all of the shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock, and a corresponding amount of the Class B units of Global LLC as well as the IDRs, that SunEdison owns to SunEdison’s lenders as security under its DIP financing and its first and second lien credit facilities and outstanding second lien secured notes. Foreclosure by the lenders under the first and second lien credit facilities and outstanding second lien secured notes likely will be stayed during the pendency of the SunEdison Bankruptcy. However, if SunEdison breaches certain covenants and obligations in its DIP financing, an event of default or maturity of the DIP financing could result and the lenders could exercise their right to accelerate all the debt under the DIP financing and foreclose on the pledged shares, units and IDRs. Foreclosures or transfers are subject to certain limitations in our governing documents; however, such limitations may not be enforceable against foreclosures or transfers occurring in connection with the SunEdison Bankruptcy, including foreclosures by the lenders under SunEdison’s DIP financing.
Any future sale of the shares of Class A common stock received that have been converted from Class B common stock upon foreclosure of the pledged securities or upon the sale or other disposition of SunEdison’s Class B common stock could cause the market price of our Class A common stock to decline. SunEdison, through wholly owned subsidiaries, owns 61,343,054 Class B units of Global LLC, which are exchangeable (together with shares of our Class B common stock) for shares of our Class A common stock. Moreover, we may have limited ability to consent to or otherwise influence or control the ultimate purchaser or purchasers of the Class A common stock sold by SunEdison. A foreclosure on or sale of the shares of our Class B common stock and of Class B units of Global LLC’s units held by SunEdison may result in a change of control. Among other potential implications, a change of control of the Company without the consent of our Revolver lenders would constitute an event of default under our Revolver and, pursuant to the indenture governing the Senior Notes, a change of control of the Company would require Global Operating LLC to offer to repurchase its outstanding Senior Notes at 101% of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the repurchase date. Any such change of control may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.
Any such change of control may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.