𝟚𝟚 New Chapter 22 Bankruptcy Filing - Gymboree Group Inc. 𝟚𝟚

Gymboree Group, Inc.

January 16, 2019

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So, uh, THAT didn’t age well.

Let’s be clear here: the Gymboree situation is an unmitigated disaster and, in our view, has not β€” in the wake of all of the news surrounding Sears Holding Corporation ($SHLDQ) and PG&E Corporation ($PCG) β€” gotten the attention it deserves. That’s where we come in. Let’s hop in the DeLorean.


  • Jurisdiction: E.D. of Virginia

  • Capital Structure: $79.1mm senior secured ABL (Bank of America NA), $44.5mm LOCs under ABL, $89mm TL

  • Company Professionals:

    • Legal: Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP (Dennis Dunne, Evan Fleck, Michael Price) & (local) Kutak Rock LLP (Michael Condyles, Peter Barrett, Jeremy Williams, Brian Richardson)

    • Independent Directors: Eugene Davis, Scott Vogel

    • Financial Advisor/CRO: Berkeley Research Group LLC (Steven Coulombe)

    • Investment Banker: Stifel Nicolaus & Co. & Miller Buckfire & Co.

    • Claims Agent: Prime Clerk LLC (*click on company name above for free docket access)

  • Other Parties in Interest:

    • Gymboree Canada

      • Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

      • Proposal Trustee: KPMG Inc.

        • Legal: Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    • ABL Agent: Bank of America NA

      • Legal: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

    • Prepetition Term Loan Agent (Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group Inc.) & Term DIP Agent and Term Lender (Special Situations Investing Group Inc.)

      • Legal: King & Spalding (W. Austin Jowers, Christopher Boies, Michael Handler) & (local) McGuireWoods LLP (Dion Hayes, Douglas Foley, Sarah Boehm)

New Chapter 22 Filing - Wet Seal LLC


Wet Seal LLC

  • 2/2/17 Recap: Chapter 22 of Versa Capital owned retailer filed to liquidate via joint venture with Hilco Merchant Services and Gordon Brothers. 
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware
  • Capital Structure: $10-50mm debt 
  • Company Professionals:
  • Legal: Young Conaway (Robert Brady, Michael Nestor, Jaime Chapman, Andrew Magaziner) & (special counsel - avoidance actions) ASK LLP (Joseph Steinfeld)
  • Financial Advisor: Berkeley Research Group LLC (Stephen Coulombe)
  • Claims Agent: Donlin Recano (*click on company name for docket)
  • Liquidators: Hilco Merchant Resources (David Peress) and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC
  • Intellectual Property Disposition Consultant: Hilco IP Services LLC
    • Legal: Riemer & Braunstein LLP (Steven Fox)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
      • Legal: Cooley LLP (Jay Indyke, Cathy Hershcopf, Seth Van Aalten, Max Schlan, Lauren Reichardt) & (local) Saul Ewing LLP (Mark Minuti)
      • Financial Advisor: Province Inc. (Stilian Morrison)

 Updated 4/14/17