Bankruptcy News

We've summarized the latest docket activity and news for publicly traded companies currently operating under U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection.

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FriendFinder Networks Plan Confirmed, Effective

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court issued an order confirming FriendFinder Networks’ (n/k/a PMGI Holdings) Modified Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization, and the Plan subsequently became effective. The Court confirmed the Plan on December 17, 2013. The Plan is expected to reduce the Company’s annual interest expense by over $50 million, eliminate approximately $300 million of secured debt and return control of the Company to founder Andrew Conru. Under the Plan, the 14% Senior Secured Notes due 2013 will be exchanged for new notes in the same principal amount, plus certain additional consideration in the form of cash or notes. Holders of the 11.5% Non-Cash Pay Secured Notes due 2014 and 14% Cash Pay Secured Notes due 2013 will receive substantially all of the new common stock to be issued by reorganized FriendFinder Networks, plus cash consideration subject to certain conditions. The Company’s current common stock will be extinguished once the agreement becomes effective and will no longer trade on the open market. This web-based social networker filed for Chapter 11 protection on September 17, 2013, listing $452 million in pre-petition assets.

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Return of Volatility? No, Return of "Normal"

Sizeable market moves can increase the temptation to sell on downdrafts and buy on upswings; however, we strongly advise against attempting to do that. The chances of getting out at the right time and then back in again before the market rebounds are extremely slim. Read More.

Harnessing Activists to Help Find Turnaround Stocks

Activist investors often produce attractive returns for their clients; and you can still use their influence to help your position as a turnaround investor in two ways: Buy a position in a stock with the expectation that an activist will soon follow or buy after an activist takes a stake.


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While one of the many dozens of activist funds might find their way to selecting your particular stock, this approach is likely to be frustrating and unrewarding. A better approach is to buy after the activist makes their move. Once an activist takes a stake in a company, how do you evaluate whether it is worthwhile to follow on? Admittedly, this is a bit of an art... Learn how you can harness the power of activist investors to find market-beating turnaround stocks.

Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017


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What Last Year's Top Stock Pickers Are Buying in 2018


This Forbes write-up follows up on the recent Top Stock Tips report--naming The Turnaround Letter's Crocs recommendation the top performer of 2017: With 90% gains, CROX beat out 100 other investment ideas included in the report; and the stock continues to have value investing appeal, according to Putnam.


George notes, "We see additional upside for the stock in 2018 as management's efforts continue to bear fruit, though the gains will likely be more muted than we saw in 2017."