Alas, bankruptcy was the best fit for Sequential Brands Group, Inc., owner of Jessica Simpson, Joe's Jeans, And1, Avia, and other apparel brands. The company filed for Chapter 11 protection after failing to comply with the amended credit agreement.
With an enduring COVID-19 pandemic both weakening crude oil prices globally and sinking their revenue, Basic Energy Services, Inc. has opted for bankruptcy protection for the second time in five years.
Trouble Down Under? Metal mining equipment and services operator Boart Longyear Limited filed a Chapter 15 bankruptcy petition to gain recognition of its Scheme of Arrangement proceeding with primary interests in Australia.
For the second time in four years, Seadrill Limited is bankrupt. The company is the latest in a series of offshore rig firms to seek court protection from creditors following spending cuts by the energy sector in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After more than a century in business, the national discount department store Stein Mart, Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 protection. The coronavirus continues to provide a debilitating headwind towards the retail sector.