Trend Tracking

BRD data can be used to track hundreds of big case trends, from filings in Minnesota to prenegotiation of retailers’ plans. By clicking on the links below, you can see how we are tracking trends of current interest.

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1. Monthly filings. The graph shows the number of large, public company bankruptcies filed each month for the past two years.

2. Annual filings. The graph shows the number of large, public company bankruptcies filed each year for the past twenty years.

3. Forum shopping. The graph shows the percentage of large, public companies choosing a bankruptcy court away from the companies’ headquarters for the past 30 years.

4. Case duration. The graph shows the average duration — in days from filing to plan confirmation — for large, public company bankruptcies in which plans were confirmed during the past 10 years.

5. Case duration, non-prepackaged, non-prenegotiatied cases. The graph shows the average duration — in days from filing to plan confirmation — for large, public company bankruptcies in which the plans were neither prepackaged nor prenegotiated and in which plans were confirmed during the past 10 years.

6. 363 sales. The graph shows the number of section 363 sales (sales prior to plan confirmation) of all or substantially all assets as a percentage of all cases disposed, by year of case disposition.

7. Refilings. The graph shows the percentage of companies emerging from bankruptcy each year from 1988 through 2011 that filed a second bankruptcy within five years of emerging.

8. Creditor & shareholder recoveries. The tables show declining recoveries by creditors and shareholders over time.

9. Retailer bankruptcies. The table shows retailer bankruptcies before and after the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA).

10. Retailer 363 sales. The table shows retailer 363 sales before and after the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA).



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