Bankruptcy/Chapter 11

A legal procedure that gives a business temporary protection from its creditors while it gets back on its feet


Golfsmith International Files Bankruptcy

Golfsmith International Holdings Chapter 11 Petition Filed

Golfsmith International Holdings and 12 affiliated Debtors filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, lead case number 16-12033. The Company, which is a specialty retailer of golf and tennis equipment, apparel, footwear and related accessories, is represented by Mark D. Collins of Richards, Layton & Finger and Michael F. Walsh of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
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Arch Coal Reorganization Plan Confirmation

Arch Coal Plan Confirmed

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmed Arch Coal's Fourth Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization.
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Penn Virginia Emerges from Bankruptcy

Penn Virginia Plan Effective

Penn Virginia's Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization with technical modifications became effective, and the Company emerged from Chapter 11 protection.
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Horsehead Holdings Plan Confirmation

Horsehead Holding Plan Confirmed

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmed Horsehead Holdings' Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization with technical modifications.
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Atlas Resource Partners Emerges as Titan Energy

Atlas Resource Partners Plan Effective

Atlas Resource Partners' Joint Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization became effective, and the Company emerged from Chapter 11 protection with the new name Titan Energy. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmed the Plan on August 26, 2016. Titan Energy announced that it has commenced operations as an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids with operations in basins across the United States. Atlas Energy Group operates the Company through a subsidiary and holds a 2% preferred member interest. Titan Energy's shares are expected to be quoted on the OTC markets in the near future. As of July 1, 2016, The Company's reserve report estimates the present value of those reserves to be $832 million. Titan Energy will continue to be, through its subsidiary, the leading sponsor and manager of tax-advantaged investment partnerships (drilling partnerships), through which the Company is able to monetize a portion of its undeveloped natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids production activities. Daniel Herz, chief executive officer, comments, "I believe Titan is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the current energy environment." As previously reported, "The Partnership entered into a restructuring support agreement (RSA) with 100% of its revolving credit facility lenders, 100% of its second lien lenders and approximately 80% of its senior noteholders….[T]he agreement (to be implemented under the Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization) will immediately reduce the Partnership's debt by approximately $900 million and interest expense by $80 million per year. That debt reduction would be accomplished via conversion of $668 million of outstanding senior notes into 90% of the common equity of the restructured company....In addition, the Partnership's existing common and preferred unit holders will not be entitled to any of the equity of the restructured company, and all existing common and preferred units will be cancelled under the RSA." This oil and natural gas producer filed for Chapter 11 protection on July 27, 2016, listing $1.7 billion in pre-petition assets.
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x interviewed George to learn more about his favorite value stock picks for today's market. In "Retail Turnaround Trio," Steve Halpern highlights three of The Turnaround Letter's recently-profiled retailers: JWN, TIF and SPLS.


Putnam notes, "Well the retailing sector is undergoing very fundamental change as people move away from the bricks and mortar mall doors to buying more and more online but that's not going to wipe out all of the old-fashioned retailers. Starting the middle of 2015, investors just moved away from retailers en masse and a number of them are trading at about half the level they were a year ago. We thought some of the higher quality names that definitely will be survivors looked interesting."


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