THQ bankruptcy overseer raises concerns over sale plans

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By on January 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm

When THQ went bankrupt, we were relieved to learn that none of its studios were in danger of closing, and that its line up of 2013 and 2014 titles were still on track. This unusual result came about thanks to a proposed deal between THQ and its “stalking horse” purchaser, one Clearlake Capital, who proposed to lend it money to keep itself going, purchase all its assets as a job lot, and take over its debts.

Unfortunately, the US Trustee assigned to oversee THQ’s bankruptcy took one look at this deal filed a formal objection to its very narrow bidding window – just 30 days – and excessive fees to be paid to Clearlake should the deal fall through, both factors likely to squeeze out competing bids.

Meanwhile, THQ’s creditors – those who hope to recoup cash lent to THQ over the years have sent in their own complaints, saying the deal had been brokered “specifically to thwart any potential bidders from stepping forward to compete with Clearlake’s bid” rather than in the best interest of THQ’s creditors.

The future of THQ’s stable (Company of Heroes 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Metro: Last Light and four unannounced games) is uncertain should creditors insist on a piecemeal sale of the publisher’s assets.

Source: Joystiq, Distressed Debt

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Lord_Apophis

Damn creditors, they will be the death of THQ if they get there own way.

I’m still hoping for a Homeworld 3 here… Don’t ruin that hope!

 
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