A’GACI’s Restructuring

Haynes and Boone, LLP advised women’s apparel retailer, A’GACI, L.L.C., in the reorganization of its business.

A’GACI filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January and emerged just under seven months later, confirming a plan of reorganization on July 27, 2018. The women’s retailer, which was founded in 1971, suffered poor financial performance leading up to the bankruptcy filing. In addition, several of A’GACI’s profitable stores in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico were ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, resulting in the temporary closure of eight stores in Texas, 12 in Florida and four in Puerto Rico.

A’GACI entered the reorganization process to focus on its most profitable stores and online sales, close unprofitable locations, and refinance its senior debt. “A’GACI was able to avoid the fate of many retailers in this cycle that have been forced liquidate their assets or sell their businesses to third parties,” Peck stated. “A’GACI’s Chapter 11 has resulted in a true reorganization, with 1,500 employees retaining their jobs and 55 store locations remaining open for business.”

Ian T. Peck (Picture) led the Haynes and Boone team representing A’GACI. He was assisted by Partner Paul Amiel and Associates David Staab and Laura Shapiro, among others.

Involved fees earner: Ian Peck – Haynes and Boone; David Staab – Haynes and Boone; Paul Amiel – Haynes and Boone; Laura Shapiro – Haynes and Boone;

Law Firms: Haynes and Boone;

Clients: A’GACI LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti