December Chapter 11 Filings Up Sharply; Full Year Up 6%

The American Bankruptcy Institute reported December Chapter 11 filings were 699, up 107% from the previous year. Calendar year 2017 Chapter 11 filings were 5,744, a 6% increase from 5,447 filings in 2016.

ABI ED Gerdano to Receive M&A Lifetime Achievement Award

ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano will receive the 2018 M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards Gala on March 21, 2018.

Bankruptcy Filings Decrease for Sixth Straight Year in 2016

For the sixth straight year, fewer bankruptcy cases were filed. American Bankruptcy Institute Executive Director Sam Gerdano and Consultant Ed Flynn provide a more nuanced look at the patterns that emerged in 2016 and predicts a quiet year ahead.

ABI: 2016 Commercial Filings Increase 26% Year/Year

The American Bankruptcy Institute reported total commercial filings during calendar year 2016 were 37,772, up 26% from the 29,920 commercial filings in 2015.