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.
Maneuvering in the Shadows of the Bankruptcy Code: How to Invest in or Take Over Bankrupt Companies within the Limits of the Bankruptcy Code,
Emory Bankr. Devs. J.
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