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Bankruptcy

Comeback of Al Jaber at Kneissl?

The creditors of the Austrian ski manufacturer will vote on a new restructuring plan after the takeover by a German group has failed.

December 22, 2011

Rising Number of Private Insolvencies

Mobile phone and car expenses are causing most private insolvencies in Austria.

December 15, 2011

Private Insolvencies on the Rise

The number of private insolvencies rose by 6%, while the number of companies filing for bankruptcy declined by the same rate from January to September.

October 13, 2011

Penta Bids for A-Tec Again

The Czech-Slovak group is still interested in an acquisition of the insolvent Austrian conglomerate and has now submitted a new offer.

October 7, 2011

Kneissl Acquired by “Friends of Sports”

The bankrupt Tyrolean ski producer is taken over by a German holding company. The brand name will be retained; the Kufstein production site will be expanded.

October 6, 2011

Strong Decline in Company Insolvencies

The number of private insolvencies rose rapidly from January to September, while the number of companies filing for bankruptcy dropped significantly.

September 28, 2011

Kneissl to Be Taken Over by Foreign Investor

Negotiations about the sale of the bankrupt Tyrolean ski producer are about to be concluded. Three investors from Europe and overseas are still interested in an acquisition.

September 23, 2011

Kneissl: Decision about Sale to Be Taken in September

Four international investors are interested in taking over the insolvent Austrian ski manufacturer. A purchase price of € 4m is expected.

August 29, 2011

Sale of A-Tec Imminent – Mirko Kovats Attacks Politicians and Banks

The Austrian conglomerate’s negotiations with investors are about to be concluded. CEO Kovats criticized banks for being “no help in securing jobs”.

August 11, 2011

Penta Is Extending Offer for A-Tec

The Czech-Slovak investment group has affirmed its interest in a takeover of the Austrian conglomerate and extended the validity of its offer.

July 28, 2011

Blue Chip Energy Filed for Insolvency

The solar cell producer has abandoned production today. Asian investors are said to be interested in an acquisition of the Burgenland-based company.

July 21, 2011

House Searches at A-Tec’s Management

Serious allegations have been made against Board Members of the Austrian conglomerate which is currently negotiating with potential investors. Eight houses have been searched.

July 20, 2011

Bankruptcy Judge Stops Production at Kneissl

The Austrian ski manufacturer continues the search for an investor. Production has been stopped by the judge in the bankruptcy proceedings.

July 14, 2011

RBI Hit by Bankruptcy of Saudi Arabian Company

The Austrian bank has problems with its credit business in Saudi Arabia. “An amount in the low hundreds of millions” is at risk.

July 4, 2011

A-Tec Received Binding Offers from Investors

Investors will need at least € 210m in order to fulfill the payout plan. Up to five potential buyers were still interested in an acquisition.

July 1, 2011

Slight Decline in Company Insolvencies

Private insolvencies are on the rise, while the number of companies filing for bankruptcy is falling moderately.

June 28, 2011

Five Investors Still Interested in A-Tec

A-Tec boss Mirko Kovats has to find a buyer for his insolvent group by June 30. Investors will need at least € 225m in order to fulfill the payout plan.

June 24, 2011

Bilfinger Berger to Acquire Subsidiary of AE&E

The Czech subsidiary of the insolvent plant manufacturer will become part of the German construction group Bilfinger Berger.

June 20, 2011

No Money from Al Jaber: Restructuring of Kneissl Has Failed

The last attempt to rescue the Tyrolian ski manufacturer has failed as majority owner Al Jaber has not transferred the € 2.1m necessary to continue business. The company will be liquidated.

June 15, 2011

Swedish Investor Buys Insolvent JoWood

The Austrian computer game producer will resume business after its acquisition. A payout plan ratio for the creditors has not yet been determined.

June 6, 2011

Kneissl: Creditors Accept Restructuring Plans

Al Jaber has to pay € 2m into an escrow account before June 15. Otherwise, the Tyrolian company will be liquidated.

June 1, 2011

Penta Investments Interested in A-Tec

Time is pressing. A decision has to be made by the end of June.

May 27, 2011

Crisis Not the Cause of Most Bankruptcies

The majority of last year’s insolvencies had company-internal reasons and was not directly related to the economic crisis.

May 19, 2011

Restructuring failed: JoWood on the brink of disappearance

The game manufacturer, already in hard financial troubles for a long time, had to announce today that the restructuring process has failed.

April 22, 2011

Insolvencies on the Rise Again

Although insolvencies for the full year 2010 decreased by almost 6%, there sees to be a trend reversal in the first three months of 2011.

April 19, 2011

Slight Rise in Insolvencies

Austria's Credit Protection Association calculated an increase of total insolvencies by 0.7% in its preliminary statistics for the first quarter of 2011.

March 29, 2011

AE&E Quota only 5%

The largest division of the insolvent Austrian technology group A-Tec is likely to offer only very little to its creditors.

February 17, 2011

Declining Trend in Insolvencies is Forecast for 2011

2011 brings a slight decline in insolvencies to Austria, but the economic recovery will not suffice for a substantial change in the trend.

February 16, 2011

Kovats Stays On as CEO of A-Tec

The restructuring plan for the insolvent A-Tec has been approved by the shareholders. Due to the lack of an alternative, Kovats stays.

February 12, 2011

Rising Bankruptcy Fears in Eastern Europe

The Austrian Creditor Protection Association “Creditreform” foresees a further rise in bankruptcies in Eastern Europe. The economic crisis is not over yet.

February 9, 2011

Kneissl is Insolvent

Parts of the Austrian Kneissl group have started insolvency. Sheikh Al Jaber’s capital contribution did not take place.

February 8, 2011

A-Tec: Bad News from China

Because of a joint venture gone insolvent in China in 2008, there are unpaid claims for about € 15m against the Austrian A-Tec.

February 8, 2011

Up to 150,000 Insolvent People in Austria

According to the Kreditschutzverband (KSV, Credit Protection Association 9,028 people were forced into personal bankruptcy last year. The number of people at risk is many times higher.

January 29, 2011

Increase of Payment Difficulties for Austria’s Private Households

Estimated 270,000 Austrian households are currently facing financial difficulties and are not able to serve credit sufficiently.

January 14, 2011

Insolvencies decline in Austria

Corporate insolvency proceedings fall by 5.9%, affecting more than 85,000 creditors. Creditreform considers there is still potential for lower figures.

January 11, 2011

Optimism at JoWood After Insolvency

The Austrian manufacturer of computer games is convinced of the continuity of the company. There are already interested parties with whom negotiations are being held.

January 10, 2011

Poor Outlook for Creditors of SkyEurope

The Austrian-Slovakian airline, which became insolvent in 2009, will only reach a quota of 16%.

January 4, 2011

Kneissl: Insolvency Seems Inevitable

The traditional Austrian ski producer Kneissl, owned by the Arab investor Al Jaber, did not pay its mature liabilities for months.

January 3, 2011

Creditors Wish Kovat´s Retreat

The creditors of the insolvent Austrian technology Group A-Tec prefer Mirko Kovats to retreat from his position as CEO.

December 30, 2010

A-Tec: Restructuring Plan Accepted

The survival of the Austrian A-Tec is provisionally secure. An investor has to be found until mid-year.

December 30, 2010

A-Tec: Significant Increase of Quota is Probable

According to what is being heard about the negotiations of the creditors, it is clear that the quota should be increased. The vote on the restructuring plan takes place on Wednesday.

December 28, 2010

Critical Phase for A-Tec

Next Wednesday the insolvent company’s restructuring plan will be submitted. Afterwards, there will remain two weeks remain for the adoption of the concept.

December 28, 2010

The KSV Publishes Austrian 2010 Insolvency Statistics

The Kreditschutzverband (KSV, Credit Protection Association) has established an 8% decrease in corporate insolvencies.

December 21, 2010

A-Tec Has to Divest Itself of Holdings

In the course of restructuring, several holdings of the insolvent conglomerate are sold in order to achieve an appropriate quota.

December 20, 2010

A-Tec Quota Too Low for Creditors

The group has not defined an overall quota yet. What is certain, however, is that the current offer will be too low for the creditors.

December 17, 2010

Doubts Over Kovats’s Restructuring Plan

The value of AE&E Group is dubious. Kovats could have problems with the quota.

December 10, 2010

Mayr-Melnhof: Bankruptcy in Switzerland

The Austrian manufacturer of packaging materials is preparing bankruptcy proceedings for the Swiss sawmill in Ems.

December 8, 2010

Kovats Has to Increase Quota

The remaining divisions of the insolvent A-Tec Group are being valued. Kovats will not be able to avoid an increase of the quota for the creditors.

December 8, 2010

Kovats Remains CEO of A-Tec for the Time Being

Despite the resignation offer to the creditors Mirko Kovats, majority owner and founder of bankrupt A-Tec, stays on as CEO.

December 6, 2010

A-Tec in the Red

The insolvent Vienna Stock Exchange listed company undergoes sales declines and a negative EBIT.

November 30, 2010
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