Peter Brant, a one-time billionaire and an early patron of artist Andy Warhol, is using part of his contemporary art collection to help recapitalize the family newsprint business, according to state regulatory filings and people familiar with the matter.
The Chapter 11 cases for units of Truvo Luxemburg Sarl, a Belgium-based publisher of directories, may test whether a U.S. bankruptcy court can or should eliminate debt on European companies that aren’t in bankruptcy in the U.S. or abroad.
Washington Mutual Inc. ’s official shareholders’ committee followed up on a suggestion made by the bankruptcy judge and filed another request for an examiner to investigate the merits of a proposed settlement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Blockbuster Inc. , the movie rental chain, received interim approval from a bankruptcy judge yesterday for $45 million in financing from a promised loan that will grow to $125 million at the final hearing on Oct. 19.
Leslie Controls Inc., a subsidiary of Circor International Inc. , filed a Chapter 11 petition this morning in Delaware to implement a reorganization plan already negotiated with lawyers representing asbestos claimants.
Secured lenders to Thompson Publishing Holding Co. won’t be able to control the auction for the publisher of newsletters and loose-leaf services, as the result of rulings by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Peter Walsh at a hearing this week.
Bank holding company Colonial BancGroup Inc. won a major victory over the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. when the bankruptcy judge in Montgomery, Alabama, ruled on Aug. 31 that Colonial hadn’t made an enforceable agreement to make up a $1 billion capital deficiency at the bank unit.
Newspaper publisher Tribune Co. could end up being reorganized under the Chapter 11 plan filed on Sept. 17 by Oaktree Capital Management LP and Angelo Gordon & Co., whose funds hold what they say are several billion dollars in senior loan claims.