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Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Schedule Set for RadioShack Customer Data Sale

May 4, 2015

BY BILL ROCHELLE RadioShack Corp. has an elaborate set of rules and schedules to govern the sale of its remaining intellectual property, including North American trademarks, its franchise network and customer information. A bankruptcy judge signed an order on April 30 laying out auction, sale and concurrent mediation procedures. The culmination of the

Single Asset Real Estate Debtors Account for 19 Percent of All Ch. 11 Cases to Date

April 30, 2015

Nineteen percent of the 365 Chapter 11 filings from businesses year to date that listed assets and liabilities of $1 million or more were debtors that identified themselves as single asset real estate. That percentage is in line with recent years. In the same period a year ago, 20 percent

Bill Rochelle’s Wire- Madoff Settlements to Bring in $11.1M More

April 29, 2015

The trustee unwinding Bernard Madoff’s business is bringing in $11.1 million in settlements with three families that that took out more than $58 million within six years of bankruptcy. In a bankruptcy court filing on April 24, Irving Picard said he’s recovering 100 percent of payments the customers received within two years of Madoff’s

South Korea’s Ace Track Is 12th Chapter 15 Filed Year to Date

April 21, 2015

  Ace Track Co., a manufacturer of track and track link assemblies in South Korea, was the 12th foreign business to file a Chapter 15 petition and it was the first debtor to list liabilities of $10 million to $50 million this year. In the same period a year ago, there were

Energy Future Aims to Raise $1B, End Bankruptcy

April 15, 2015

By Steven Church Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its warring creditor groups expressed optimism about a new round of talks over an $11 billion proposal to reorganize the company so it can exit bankruptcy by year’s end. Company officials “believe the time is right to begin a determined march” to

Weakening Euro Helps Keep Claire’s Yields Near Highs

April 8, 2015

  Yields of Claire’s Inc. 2019 bonds are skirting historic highs, in part because of gains in the U.S. dollar against Europe’s common currency. Forty percent of the retailer’s total fourth quarter 2014 sales were from outside of the U.S. and the company said it is cutting costs to mitigate the negative foreign

Atlantic City Seen Following Detroit in Deferring Bond Payments

April 1, 2015

By Romy Varghese Atlantic City’s fiscal crisis may prompt New Jersey to depart from its historic practice of supporting local-government finances as the gambling hub heads down a path similar to Detroit’s. Click here to read the full article. Click here to take a complimentary 30 day trial of the Bloomberg Brief Bankruptcy &

Survey Says: Energy, Resources Will See Most Turnaround Activity in 2015

March 25, 2015

The sharp and protracted decline in oil prices likely will keep restructuring professionals busy this year with troubled energy and resources businesses, according to an AlixPartners’ survey of 165 restructuring professionals. “Several energy companies are in the pipeline to be restructured, and the continued decline in energy prices was a major business story

Where Will Longview Power Rank Among The Top 10 Largest Ch. 11 Debtor Exits?

March 18, 2015

Longview Power LLC, a power plant and coal-mine operator that got its plan approved Monday, will be among the largest debtors to exit a Chapter 11 bankruptcy over the last 12 months. Longview Power listed $1.076 billion in liabilities when it filed for court protection in Delaware on Aug. 30, 2013. —

Peruvian State Company Among BPZ Resources Unsecureds

March 11, 2015

Perupetro S.A., a Peruvian state company that promotes, negotiates and underwrites contracts for hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, is among BPZ Resources’s top unsecured creditors.  BPZ, which filed for court protection on Monday, listed assets of $364.3 million against debt totaling $275.2 million in its Chapter 11 filing. The Houston debtor filed its petition in Texas’s southern district. BPZ has licenses