The Wall Street Journal reported that bankrupt retailer Toys “R” Us has reached a settlement with a group of lenders that will protect the company from future litigation.
Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment, put in a formal bid of $675 million to buy Toys “R” Us’ U.S stores and $215 million to buy its stores in Canada. Jerry Gonzalez illustrates Larian’s dream of recreating the stores as “mini-Disneylands” in every neighborhood.
A team of disposition firms consisting of Gordon Brothers, Great American Group, Hilco Merchant Resources and Tiger Capital Group began going-out-of-business sales at all 735 Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico on March 23, 2018.
Toys “R” Us will be closing 180 stores. According to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Virginia, Tiger Capital Group, Great American Group, Gordon Brothers Retail Partners and Hilco Merchant Resources will be conducting the liquidation.
The Wall Street Journal reported Toys ‘R’ Us is seeking approval from the bankruptcy court to pay $16 million in bonuses to its senior executives, including Chief Executive David Brandon, as it enters the critical holiday season.
JPMorgan agented a $3 billion debtor-in-possession loan for bankrupt retailer Toys “R” Us. Illustrator Jerry Gonzalez depicts the lender as Santa with a generous gift for the ailing toy seller.
Toys”R”Us received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to access the full amount of its more than $3 billion in DIP financing. JPMorgan is serving as administrative agent for the financing.
In response to the Toys “R” Us Chapter 11 filing, Summer Infant, a manufacturer of infant and baby products, amended its existing credit agreement to allow for greater flexibility.
Branding has become the buzz word of the 21st century for marketers promoting their products. But brands themselves have value and can be used as collateral when structuring a loan. Hugh Larratt-Smith explains how these loans are created and explores the successes and the pitfalls of lending against brands.