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Bon-Ton Stores

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. and its affiliated debtors were a leading hometown department store retailer with 256 stores located in twenty-three states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains.  The Bon-Ton debtors commenced their bankruptcy cases due to adverse trends in the retail industry, including consumers’ shift from shopping in brick-and-mortar stores to online retail channels.  Following a marketing and sale process and auction, the Bon-Ton debtors ultimately sold substantially all of their assets to a joint venture led by Bon-Ton’s second lien noteholders.  Young Conaway was retained as co-counsel in Bon-Ton’s bankruptcy cases with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

JG Wentworth (Orchard Acquisition)

The J.G. Wentworth Company and its affiliated debtors are a leading diversified consumer financial services company focused on mortgage lending, personal and business lending, structured settlements, and prepaid cards.  The J.G. Wentworth debtors commenced their bankruptcy cases to effectuate a recapitalization of their balance sheet on a consensual basis in accordance with the terms of a restructuring support agreement with their primary stakeholders.  Following a mere 36 days, the J.G. Wentworth debtors’ pre-packaged plan of reorganization was confirmed and the company emerged from bankruptcy a week later.  Through the plan, the J.G. Wentworth debtors’ prepetition funded debt, which totaled $449.5 million, was eliminated and the company received $70 million in new funding.  Young Conaway was retained as co-counsel with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.