J. Crew Files For Bankruptcy

J.CREW HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY; IT'S THE FIRST NATIONAL U.S. RETAILER TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC FORCED A WAVE OF STORE CLOSURES

(CNN) – J.Crew has filed for bankruptcy.

It’s the first national U.S. retailer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy-protection since the coronavirus pandemic forced a wave of store closures.

J.Crew group said it filed to start proceedings in federal bankruptcy court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The clothing retailer also said it reached a deal with its lenders to convert about $1.65 billion of debt into equity.

J.Crew group expects to stay in business and emerge from bankruptcy as a profitable company.

The company also operates the fast-growing denim brand ‘Madewell’ which was slated for an initial public offering, but now it will remain part of J.Crew group.

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