NEW YORK— The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta- based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner. Turner Broadcasting chief executive John Martin has been talking for several months about a restructuring plan he has called Turner 2020..» Read More
April 13- Silicone and quartz producer Momentive Performance Materials Inc, owned by Apollo Global Management LLC, on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a "restructuring support agreement" with some of its creditors.
DETROIT, April 11- Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy cleared a major hurdle on Friday when a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge approved the cash-strapped city's third attempt at settling costly interest-rate swap agreements with two investment banks.
The bank has hired West Palm Beach, Florida- based FTI Consulting, a global advisory firm that includes restructuring and turnaround experts.
JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, April 8- As a strike by South African platinum miners enters its eleventh week, the likelihood that employers will bow to demands for better pay is receding and a drastic overhaul of the loss-making industry is looking more inevitable.
RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 8- The Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday it plans to issue bonds to banks as part of a restructuring of its sizeable debts, in what will be the first sale of government bonds in the territory's 20- year history. Jihad Al Wazir, head of the Palestinian Monetary Authority, said around $200 million of debt would be converted to bonds.
April 7- James River Coal Co filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after struggling with weak prices. The company said it would continue to evaluate potential alternatives such as a capital investment through a plan of reorganization or a sale of one or more parts.
HONG KONG, April 4- A creditor sought bankruptcy restructuring for Chaori Solar, the firm that caused ripples in world markets last month with China's first domestic bond default, and the company said on Friday it had not yet agreed any deal to stay solvent.
April 2- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved Detroit's plan to borrow $120 million from Barclays PLC to improve services in the cash-strapped city. Judge Steven Rhodes, who is overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case, overruled objections by city creditors who took issue with the timing and structure of the loan.
ROME/ ABU DHABI, April 2- Etihad Airways has finished examining Alitalia's books and will soon present a plan to revamp the loss-making Italian airline that is likely to include demands for job cuts and debt restructuring, several sources familiar with the matter said.
April 2- A plan being discussed to reorganize power company Energy Future Holdings Corp will all but wipe out the investments of owners KKR& Co, TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Bloomberg reported.
April 2- A plan being discussed to reorganize Energy Future Holdings Corp will all but wipe out owners KKR& Co, TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Bloomberg reported, citing three people with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
NEW YORK, March 31- Investor Phil Falcone, whose Harbinger Capital Partners owns bankrupt wireless company LightSquared, on Monday said he always intended to cut the debt claims of LightSquared's largest creditor, Dish Network Corp Chairman Charlie Ergen.
March 26- Texas power generator Energy Future Holdings Corp is in last-minute talks with creditors to reach a debt-restructuring deal and may consider delaying the filing of its annual report, two sources told Reuters. EFH, formerly TXU Corp, was the largest generator in Texas before a $45 billion buyout in 2007..
March 26- Texas power generator Energy Future Holdings Corp is making a last ditch effort to reach a debt-restructuring deal with creditors before it seeks bankruptcy protection, the Wall Street Journal said, quoting sources familiar with the matter. EFH, formerly TXU Corp, was the largest generator in Texas, before a $45 billion buyout in 2007..
Oleo e Gas, formerly known as OGX, filed Latin America's largest ever bankruptcy on Oct. 30. OSX gets nearly all of its revenue from Oleo e Gas and its a principal creditor of the company. Both OSX and Oleo e Gas are controlled by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista.
NEW YORK, March 20- New evidence may emerge in a dispute between LightSquared and its largest creditor, Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen, that could affect the bankrupt wireless company's restructuring.
March 14- Sandwich chain Quiznos Corp filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy protection on Friday after struggling with high debt and stiff competition for years. The chain, known for pioneering the concept of toasted subs, said the restructuring would cut its debt by more than $400 million.
Barclays is braced for further job losses at its investment bank, as the re-shaping of the bank continues.
*Hochtief seeks more directors, business structure review. SYDNEY, March 10- German builder Hochtief AG plans to spend over $1 billion to lift its majority stake in Australia's Leighton Holdings Ltd, seeking to push through restructuring at a business that already delivers most of Hochtief's profit.
LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Walt Disney overhauled its struggling interactive division in a sweeping reorganization that will reduce the number of video games it develops and alter its advertising strategy to focus more on the fast-changing mobile market.