New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing- Performance Sports Group Ltd.

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Performance Sports Group Ltd. (NYSE: PSG) – the leading developer and manufacturer of hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse equipment, and 17 of its affiliates have filed petitions for relief under chapter 11 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 16-12373).   The petition lists between $500 million and $1 billion in both assets and liabilities.  According to the Petition and the Debtors’ Sale Motion, the Debtors entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with the Stalking Horse Purchaser, an acquisition vehicle controlled by a group of investors led by Sagard Capital Partners, L.P. and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited pursuant to which the Stalking Horse Purchaser will purchase the Company for $575 million.  According to the first day declaration and the Debtors’ DIP Motion, the Stalking Horse Purchaser and the pre-petition ABL Lenders agreed to provide DIP financing.  In addition to these chapter 11 cases, Performance Sports Group has commenced proceedings in Canada under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. More information can be found in a press release issued by Performance Sports Group Ltd.  The Debtors seek joint administration of these cases. The cases have been assigned to the Honorable Kevin J. Carey.  Prime Clerk LLC is the proposed claims agent.

Contact Norman L. Pernick and  Nicholas J. Brannick for more information.

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