Reorg on the Record: Uptick in billion-dollar chapter 11 cases… 11/24/21
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:26 am Bankruptcy Filings

Written by Ian Howland, Research and Data Analyst || While chapter 11s across nearly all sectors continue to cruise well below the levels of prior years, there has been a recent uptick in cases reporting more than $1 billion in liabilities. Three billion-dollar bankruptcies were filed in the seven-day stretch of Nov. 11 through Nov. 17, after three others filed over the Oct. 14-Oct. 31 period. As a result, one-third of all year-to-date billion-dollar chapter 11s have been filed within the past six weeks.

Notwithstanding this recently elevated activity, billion-dollar filings are down 67% year-over-year from 2020, 31% from 2019 and 10% from 2018, while filings across all First Day liability ranges are down 43%, 32% and 14%, respectively. Overall filings for the year-to-date period are relatively lopsided across sectors, with real estate and consumer discretionary representing 28% and 22% of the total, respectively, and each of the remaining nine sectors falling in the 4%-to-9% range.


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