In Depth Analysis: CalculatedRisk Newsletter on Real Estate (Ad Free) Read it here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Report: Chrysler Bankruptcy Could Happen Next Week

by Calculated Risk on 4/23/2009 03:36:00 PM

From the NY Times: U.S. Is Said to Prepare Filing for Chrysler Bankruptcy

The Treasury Department is preparing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for Chrysler that could come as soon as next week ...
This appears to be a prepackaged bankruptcy with the U.S. government providing DIP (Debtor-In-Possession) financing.

It sounds like Fiat would buy Chrysler's assets out of bankruptcy and the U.S. would be responsible for pensions and retiree health care benefits. According to the article, the only unresolved issue is what happens to Chrysler’s lenders.