Sequential Brands Bankruptcy: 13 Things for SQBG Stock Investors to Know as Shares Plunge

Sequential Brands (NASDAQ:SQBG) stock is falling hard on Tuesday after the brand management company announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings.

hammer and gavel representing Sequential Brands Bankruptcy.

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Let’s take a look at what all investors in SQBG stock need to know about today’s bankruptcy news.

  • To start off with, the bankruptcy filing made by Sequential Brands is voluntary.
  • It’s also worth pointing out that it’s taking place via the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • The company is deciding to go forward with bankruptcy due to its current amount of debt.
  • It says that this won’t allow it to ‘operate its portfolio of brands.”
  • As a result of that, Sequential Brands says that it will “pursue the sale of all or substantially all of its assets under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.”
  • This will have it seeking permission to hold an auction for its brands to obtain their maximum value.
  • The company says that it believes each of its brands “is well-positioned for profitability under the stewardship of new owners.”
  • To go along with all of this, Sequential Brands is obtaining $150 million in debtor-in-possession financing.
  • According to the company, this funding will allow it to continue normal operations through the bankruptcy process.
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP are acting as legal counsel to Sequential Brands during the bankruptcy.
  • Stifel, along with its affiliate Miller Buckfire & Co., are acting as the company’s investment banker.
  • SQBG stock is seeing heavy trading today with nearly 2 million shares on the move.
  • For comparison, the stock’s daily average trading volume is about 1.1 million shares.

SQBG stock was down 50.4% as of Tuesday morning.

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