Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal


Sam Roberge


Profiting off of bankrupt companies? Sounds impossible. It is not-and this Article explains how to do it. When a company declares bankruptcy, all levels of its capital structure are for sale. Investors have two alternatives: (1) purchase these "claims" against the company at a discount, and turn them into profitable investments once the company exits bankruptcy; or (2) take over the bankrupt entity, in a bankruptcy version of a hostile takeover.