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Business Events Restructurings

  • SEOUL, Jan 25- South Korea said on Wednesday it will continue with corporate restructuring efforts in 2017, with plans focusing on shipping and shipbuilding companies struggling with shrinking global demand. South Korea launched efforts last year to save its shipping and shipbuilding industries, traditional engines of growth, including injecting...

  • Jan 24- A U.S. judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Linn Energy LLC said on Tuesday he is prepared to confirm its restructuring plan with slight tweaks, backing the oil-and-gas producer's goal of shedding $5.5 billion in debt and splitting into two companies. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones at the end of a hearing in Houston congratulated Linn's legal team and...

  • Peabody's plan to slash $5 billion of debt has the support of the vast majority of its creditors but is opposed by Indiana, Missouri, environmental groups and certain former employees, creditors and shareholders. In a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis, Lazard's Tyler Cowan, who has been advising Peabody on its restructuring, said the alternative...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Peabody Energy Corp's plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy faces a "material risk" that the U.S. coal producer could suffer a $1 billion revenue loss due to a disputed lease at the world's largest coal mine, according to an objection filed to its reorganization plan. Oil and gas driller Berenergy Corp and Peabody hold overlapping federal...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- U.S. oilfield services company Forbes Energy Services Ltd said it expected to "promptly" emerge from bankruptcy after filing a Chapter 11 plan on Monday with a prepackaged deal to exchange $280 million of debt for equity. In a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston, Forbes said the slump had reduced demand for its activities, rendering it...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- A U.S. bankruptcy court judge granted Avaya Inc approval on Friday to tap $425 million of the $725 million loan proposed to carry the telecommunications company through its restructuring, funds the company said were essential to continue operations. "The company has taken a decisive step to rightsize its balance sheet," Pat Nash, one of the...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 19- A U.S. bankruptcy judge denied on Thursday a request by Peabody Energy Corp shareholders to order the appointment of an official equity committee in the coal miner's Chapter 11 restructuring, crushing hopes of a recovery for investors. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer asked why more money should be spent on legal fees when unsecured creditors...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Puerto Rico's federal oversight board said on Wednesday it was willing to extend key deadlines that would give the debt-laden U.S. territory's government more time to negotiate restructuring deals with holders of its roughly $70 billion in bonds. In addition to its nearly $70 billion in debt from a myriad of public issuers, Puerto Rico is...

  • Jan 18- Puerto Rico's federal oversight board said on Wednesday it was willing to extend key deadlines that would give the debt-laden U.S. territory's government more time to negotiate restructuring deals with holders of some $70 billion in bonds. In a letter to Governor Ricardo Rossello, the oversight board said it "is favorably inclined" to grant the...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 18- Brazil's Oi SA is considering changing a restructuring plan challenged by a group of creditors to offer banks and bondholders part of asset sale proceeds, newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo said on Wednesday. The proposed changes are being discussed by Oi's chief executive Marco Schroeder, investors and creditors, and could be presented by the end...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 17- Caesars Entertainment Corp's main operating unit won court approval on Tuesday for a plan to shed $10 billion of debt and end a contentious $18 billion bankruptcy filed nearly two years ago to the day. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar said at a hearing in Chicago after approving the reorganization plan. The Caesars subsidiary, Caesars...

  • Jan 17- Limited Stores LLC, parent of U.S. women's apparel chain The Limited, said on Tuesday it filed for bankruptcy, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to reorganize as shoppers shift to fast-fashion retailers and online competitors. Sun Capital Partners Inc, the private equity owner of Limited Stores LLC, disclosed on Friday in a letter to investors that...

  • Jan 12- Puerto Rico's new government tapped law firm Dentons to help it develop a fiscal turnaround plan and lead restructuring negotiations with creditors holding some $70 billion in debt, the firm announced on Thursday. Dentons will replace Cleary Gottlieb, which had served as legal counsel under the administration of ex-Governor Alejandro Garcia...

  • Jan 11- Homer City Generation L.P., which owns three coal-fired electric power plants in the United States, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. NRG Energy Services will continue as the operator of Homer City's three plants, which are located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and have an aggregate net capacity of 1,884 megawatts. The reorganization plan was...

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, Jan 10- European Union antitrust regulators approved on Tuesday French plans to grant a capital injection of 4.5 billion euros to nuclear group Areva and said Areva's restructuring plan would not unduly distort competition. The European Commission, which oversees competition policy in the European Union, said the state aid was subject to...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Dec 29- Peabody Energy Corp said on Thursday it extended a deadline for creditors to join financing deals aimed at bringing the largest U.S. coal miner out of bankruptcy amid growing creditor support for its plan of reorganization. Last week, Peabody unveiled its plan to eliminate more than $5 billion of debt and raise capital from creditors with...

  • *Argentina economy in recession, fiscal deficit high. BUENOS AIRES, Dec 26- Argentine President Mauricio Macri has asked Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay to step down, cabinet chief Marcos Pena said on Monday, citing disagreements over management style and the structure of the team charged with handling economic policy. Macri has sought to close Argentina's...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 26- Argentine President Mauricio Macri has asked Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay to step down, cabinet chief Marcos Pena said on Monday, citing disagreements over management style and the structure of the team charged with handling economic policy. Macri has sought to close Argentina's gaping fiscal deficit, but the government has...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 23- Peabody Energy Corp failed to explain how it will cover future mine cleanup costs in a reorganization plan filed late Thursday, triggering concerns over the company's use of "self-bonds." Howard Learner, executive director of the Chicago- based Environmental Law& Policy Center, said the reorganization plan dodged the issue of self-bonding,...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 23- Caesars Entertainment Corp's bankrupt operating unit resolved a dispute with its lenders on Friday, paving the way for a consensual plan to push the casino group out of its $18 billion Chapter 11.. In filings with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, bank lenders said they had reached an agreement over their recovery terms and were withdrawing a...