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HyreCar To Pursue Sale of Business Under Section 363, Retains Zukin Partners As Investment Bank

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HyreCar (OTC: HYREQ) (“HyreCar” or the “Company”), today announced that it filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware (the “Court”) Case No. 23-10259, a motion to conduct an auction to sell substantially all of its assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code (“363 Sale”), while it continues ordinary operations of the business. The Company has filed a motion with the Court to retain Zukin Partners as its investment bank to seek qualified bidders for the 363 Sale.

On February 24, 2023, the Company filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition in the Court. On March 2, 2023, the Company executed an Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) with Holmes Motors Inc. (“Holmes”) for Holmes to act as a “stalking horse bidder” to acquire substantially all of the assets of the Company for $7.75 million. The APA is subject to due diligence review by Holmes and Court approval. Holmes also provided a Debtor-In-Possession (“DIP”) loan of $5 million, and under the terms of the APA it is entitled to credit bid the $5 million loan against the purchase price.

Third parties will have the opportunity to bid on the assets. An initial competing bid must meet certain conditions set forth in the APA and must exceed the stipulated value of Holmes’s bid of $7,750,000 by at least $457,500. The bidding process is designed to achieve the highest and best offer for the Company’s assets.

The timeline for the auction, which is subject to change by the Bankruptcy Court, includes the following:


Proposed Date

Bid Procedures Objection Deadline

March 13, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Bid Procedures Hearing

March 16, 2023 at 11a.m.

Service of Executory Contract Cure Notice

Three (3) business days after entry of the Bid Procedures Order

Deadline for contract counter parties to object to cure

April 7, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Bid Deadline

April 27, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Auction (if necessary)

May 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.



Sale Hearing

May 5, 2023

Sale Closing

No later than May 10, 2023

Zukin Partners will assist the Company in evaluating any bids received, in consultation with the Company and its other advisors and as overseen by the Court.

We believe that a robust sale process will expedite the Chapter 11 proceedings and allow the Company to execute on management’s clear vision and plan for HyreCar’s future,” said Jim Zukin, founder and managing partner of Zukin Partners.

Parties interested in the 363 Sale process may contact Ari Schottenstein at Zukin Partners at or 424-317-0178. Interested parties must sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement to gain access to confidential detailed due diligence materials, and must demonstrate financial ability to be considered qualified bidders.

HyreCar is represented by Greenberg Glusker LLP in Los Angeles, and Cole Schotz as Delaware counsel.

About HyreCar

HyreCar Inc. (OTC: HYREQ) is a national carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, food, and package delivery via its proprietary technology platform. The company has established a leading presence in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) through individual vehicle owners, dealers, rental agencies, and OEMs that wish to participate in new mobility trends. By providing a unique opportunity through a safe, secure, and reliable marketplace, HyreCar is transforming the industry by empowering all to profit from Mobility as a Service. For more information, please visit

About Zukin Partners

Zukin Partners is a strategy-led investment bank based in Los Angeles CA managed by Houlihan Lokey Co-Founder Jim Zukin. Zukin Partners acts as a sell side, and buy side strategic advisor in M&A, restructuring, and special situations. Leveraging its financial advisory expertise Zukin Partners offers its client base valuation, strategic advisory, and QofP services in addition to its transaction execution services. The firm is spun out of Zukin Capital, the Zukin Family Office.

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Zukin Partners

Ari Schottenstein



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