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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Report: CIT Preparing Plan to Hand Control to Bondholders

by Calculated Risk on 9/29/2009 07:46:00 PM

From the WSJ: CIT in Last-Ditch Rescue Bid

CIT is preparing a sweeping exchange offer that would eliminate 30% to 40% of its more than $30 billion in outstanding debt ... The plan would offer bondholders new debt secured by CIT assets, as well as nearly all of the equity in a restructured company. ... If not enough bondholders agreed to the plan, the company could seek to execute the restructuring in bankruptcy court, the person said. The result could potentially be one of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy-court filings in U.S. history.
The writing was on the wall in July when CIT obtained a $3 billion emergency loan secured by all of their assets. As I noted in July, the emergency loan just kicked the can down the road.

Now it appears CIT is at the end of the road ...