Daily News: November 6, 2012

Contec Completes Restructuring Process, Emerges From Chapter 11

Contec Holdings, LTD, a provider the in repair and refurbishment of customer premise equipment for the cable industry, announced that it has completed its restructuring and has emerged from Chapter 11 effective November 2, 2012, with significantly reduced long-term debt and incremental liquidity.

“We entered into this court process with a specific set of goals. Most importantly, continuing to serve our customers on an uninterrupted basis while we restructured our debt,” said Larry Young, interim chief executive officer of Contec. “In an extremely short period of time, we were able to reduce our long-term debt and position Contec for expansion over the coming years,” continued Young. “All of this, in approximately 60 days, without impacting the relationships we have with our customers, vendors or employees. Contec has a lot to be proud of and on behalf of our management team, we’d like to thank our dedicated employees for helping to make this a seamless process.”

Through the plan, the company reduced the debt on its balance sheet by approximately $250 million and obtained an incremental $25 million in financing.

“Our message going forward is simple,” said Wesley Hoffman, chief operating officer of Contec. “We are strong company and we are getting stronger. We are closely looking at opportunities to expand our business and better serve our cable industry customers.”

On August 29, 2012, the company entered Chapter 11 by filing a pre-packaged plan of reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Honorable Kevin J. Carey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the company’s Plan of Reorganization on October 4, 2012. The plan became effective on November 2, 2012.

Previously on abfjournal.com:

Court Confirms Contec’s Plan of Reorganization, Friday, October 05, 2012