Bid Made on Some Joan Fabrics Assets
June 18, 2007,
Greystone Private Equity has been named the stalking horse bidder for certain assets and real property of Joan Fabrics, with a bid of $13.45 million – but not including the company's Circa 1801/Doblin operations or its contract fabric business, according to Daniel Bleck, an attorney for Joan Fabrics.
If Greystone's bid does not prevail at the auction, which is scheduled for June 26, the firm would receive a break-up fee of up to 2.5% of the purchase price, or $336,250. However, Bleck said the bid may be reduced by $2.4 million to about $11 million because Joan may not be able to deliver certain real estate, which would then reduce the amount of the break-up fee as well, if it is applied.
Joan filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April. Other parties interested in bidding in the auction have until June 22 to provide a qualified bid.
Greystone Private Equity is part of Greystone & Co., a private financial services and investment group that owns or manages assets of about $10 billion.
(Reported by Susan Andrews, fabric editor of Furniture Today, a sister publication of HTT).