China’s second largest property developer, Evergrande, has reportedly filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York.
According to an Aug. 17 report, the move aims to protect its assets within the United States from creditors.
The report indicates that Evergrande’s Chapter 15 petition reveals active restructuring proceedings. These are reportedly taking place in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.
In a Manhattan bankruptcy court, an associated firm named Tianji Holdings also pursued Chapter 15 protection.
Evergrande’s Near-Bankruptcy Scare in 2021
Only two years ago, Evergrande was reportedly teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
In September 2021, reports indicated that Evergrande was on the verge of debt default. It reportedly had $300 billion worth of liabilities.
Evergrande urgently required funds. The company’s year-end commercial report for 2021 showed that its core entity had $32 billion, approximately 10% of its total liabilities.
At the time there was fears over the potential consequences for stablecoin Tether, with nearly half (50%) of its assets relying on commercial paper and certificates of deposits for backing.
At the time of reporting, Tether stated that it held no exposure to Evergrande:
“Tether does not hold any commercial paper or other debt or securities issued by Evergrande and has never done so. As we have indicated in our published statements and our most recent assurance attestation with a reporting date of June 30, 2021, the vast majority of the commercial paper held by Tether is in A-2 and above rated issuers.”
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