GateHouse Media files for Chapter 11 in Delaware

Sep 27, 2013 by Randall Chase

GateHouse Media Inc., which owns more than 400 community newspapers around the country, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

Friday's filing comes after the Fairport, N.Y.-based company announced earlier this month that it would file a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to restructure $1.2 billion in debt.

Under the plan, Newcastle Investment Corp., which owns 52 percent of GateHouse's outstanding secured debt, will combine GateHouse's media holdings with a batch of Dow Jones Local Media publications it recently bought from News Corp.

Newcastle will then issue stock in a new publicly traded holding company called New Media Investment Group. Holders of GateHouse secured debt could take stock in the new company or cash at 40 cents on the dollar.

Explore further: Southeastern takes 12 pct stake in News Corp.

1 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Reader's Digest parent seeks bankruptcy protection

Feb 18, 2013

(AP)—The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than four years, saying it needs to cut its debt so it can keep restructuring.

Tribune leaves bankruptcy after 4 years

Dec 31, 2012

(AP)—Tribune Company says it has emerged from a Chapter 11 restructuring more than four years after the media company sought bankruptcy protection.

Southeastern takes 12 pct stake in News Corp.

Sep 11, 2013

Southeastern Asset Management Inc., the investment firm that along with activist investor Carl Icahn opposed the proposed buyout of Dell Inc., disclosed that it has taken a nearly 12 percent stake in News Corp.

Recommended for you

Venture investments jump to $9.5B in 1Q

7 hours ago

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into an increasing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $285.6 mn

Apr 17, 2014

Sina Weibo sold fewer shares than expected in its US IPO which was priced below expectations ahead of a Thursday listing that takes place after tech selloffs on Wall Street.

'Chief Yahoo' David Filo returns to board

Apr 17, 2014

Yahoo announced the nomination of three new board members, including company co-founder David Filo, who earned the nickname and formal job title of "Chief Yahoo."

User comments : 0

More news stories

Under some LED bulbs whites aren't 'whiter than white'

For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look "whiter than white," but now, with a switch away from incandescent and fluorescent lighting, different ...

Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin

The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students ...

The importance of plumes

The Hubble Space Telescope is famous for finding black holes. It can pick out thousands of galaxies in a patch of sky the size of a thumbprint. The most powerful space telescope ever built, the Hubble provided ...