Bad Boy Furniture Declares Bankruptcy After Failed Restructuring Attempt

Furniture retailer Bad Boy Furniture has officially declared bankruptcy after a failed attempt to restructure its business. The Toronto-area company, which filed a notice of intention under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act in November, aimed to navigate its financial challenges through a restructuring process.

The Ontario court granted approval for Bad Boy to initiate its liquidation sales in November and set a deadline of January 23 for the company to submit its restructuring proposal. Bryan Gelman, senior managing partner of Albert Gilman Inc., a licensed insolvency trustee firm, explained that the notice of intention is a legal process allowing a company to assess its financial situation over a designated period, typically 30 days or more with court-granted extensions.

“[The process] allows you to effectively take 30 days or more with extensions of the court to assess whether you can make an offer to your creditors to try and settle the financial dilemma that you’re in,” Gelman stated.

However, Bad Boy failed to meet this deadline, as disclosed in a document filed on January 24 by KSV Restructuring Inc., the bankruptcy trustee hired by the furniture retailer. The document revealed, “The debtor has failed to file a cash-flow statement or a proposal within the provided period following the filing of the notice of intention or within any Court-granted extension and is thereupon deemed to have made an assignment.”

According to Gelman, this failure effectively signifies that Bad Boy has made an assignment of bankruptcy, requiring the company to turn over its assets and property to a trustee for the distribution of funds to creditors.

Bad Boy Furniture’s outstanding debts to unsecured creditors amount to $13.7 million, with $2.3 million owed to Whirlpool Canada and $840,921 owed to Samsung Appliances among other creditors. Additionally, the retailer had collected $4.5 million in deposits from customers for furniture that had not yet been delivered at the time the notice of intent was filed.

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