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Appvion files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Photo: Appvion
Photo: Appvion
Published by
Simon Matthis - 03 Oct 2017

Appvion, Inc. announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to facilitate a balance sheet restructuring and better position the business for long-term growth and success.

The Company expects to continue operations as usual and has obtained a commitment for $85 million in new debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) financing from a group of its first lien lenders. Subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, this DIP financing, combined with cash generated by the Company, is expected to provide more than adequate liquidity to support ongoing operations during the process.

“We thoroughly explored various alternatives to address our debt and have been engaged in constructive discussions with our lenders regarding sponsorship of a plan to delever the Company and enhance our liquidity,” said Kevin Gilligan, CEO of Appvion. “While those discussions are active and continuing, we determined that pursuing a restructuring through Chapter 11 is the best path forward for Appvion and our stakeholders. We believe this process will result in a sustainable capital structure for our business.”

 

Appvion produces thermal, carbonless, security, inkjet, digital specialty, and colored papers.

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