The Wall Street Journal reported that a competing bid from Orchard Supply Hardware’s lenders helped push Lowe’s offer for the hardware chain’s assets to $205 million from $190 million, citing court testimony from Orchard’s chief financial officer Chris D. Newman.

The article noted that Newman’s testimony came in a battle over Orchard’s $176.3 million bankruptcy-financing package, which he said helped Orchard gain the confidence of its vendors in the days after its bankruptcy filing but which unsecured creditors say is unnecessary and expensive.

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Previously on abfjournal: Orchard Supply Files Chapter 11, Lowe’s Bids for Assets, June 17, 2013