On October 1, 2017, Appvion, Inc. and five affiliated debtors (collectively, the “Debtors” or the “Company”) each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Bankruptcy Court”). On November 15, 2017, an order was entered dismissing the case of Appvion Global Netherlands Cooperatief, U.A. On August 29, 2018, final decrees were entered closing the cases of Oldapco PDC Corp, Oldapco PDC Cap Corp, Oldapco ARFI LLC, and Oldapco APVN LLC. The remaining case is pending before the Honorable Mary F. Walrath under Case No. 17-12082.
On May 14, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court approved the sale of substantially all of the Debtors’ assets to a group of the Company’s lenders led by Franklin Advisers, Inc. The sale was completed on June 13, 2018. The transaction will significantly reduce Appvion’s debt, provide additional liquidity, and better position Appvion to compete long-term in the evolving specialty paper market and further invest in the innovation that has made it a market leader.
For additional information:
Click here to view the Company’s filing press release.
Click here to view the Company’s first day motions press release.
Click here to view the Company’s press release announcing approval of the sale.
Click here to view the Company’s press release announcing the sale closing.
Important Information & Dates
Plan and Disclosure Statement
On May 23, 2018, the Debtors filed their Combined Plan of Liquidation and Disclosure Statement related thereto. On July 14, 2018, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan. On August, 24, 2018, the Effective Date of the Plan occured, and the Plan was consummated.
Please click below to view and download the Debtors' Combined Plan and Disclosure Statement:
Deadline to File Claims
The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtor:
- General Claims Bar Date: February 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
- Rejection Claims Bar Date: March 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Click on "Submit a Claim" above to download a proof of claim form and for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtor.
Hearing on First Day Motions
A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on October 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) before the Honorable Kevin J. Carey, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 824 Market St., 5th Fl., Courtroom #5, Wilmington, Delaware. A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on October 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).
Please click below to view and download the First Day Motions and the First Day Orders:
First Day Hearing
Final Hearing on Certain First Day Motions
Meeting of Creditors
General Claims Bar Date
Governmental Unit Bar Date
HEARING CANCELLED - Omnibus Hearing
DLA Piper LLP (US) - DE
1201 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Stuart M. Brown
Kaitlin MacKenzie Edelman
DLA Piper LLP (US) - IL
444 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Richard A. Chesley
DLA Piper LLP (US) - NY
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Jamila Justine Willis
United States Trustee and Court Information
Office of the United States Trustee
844 King Street, Suite 2207
Wilmington, DE 19801
United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Delaware
824 Market Street North, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
|17-12082||Oldapco, Inc., f/k/a Appvion, Inc.||October 01, 2017|
|17-12083||Oldapco PDC Corp, f/k/a Paperweight Development Corp. (final decree entered on August 29, 2018)||October 01, 2017|
|17-12084||Oldapco PDC Cap Corp, f/k/a PDC Capital Corporation (final decree entered on August 29, 2018)||October 01, 2017|
|17-12085||Oldapco ARFI LLC, f/k/a Appvion Receivables Funding I LLC (final decree entered on August 29, 2018)||October 01, 2017|
|17-12086||Oldapco APVN LLC, f/k/a APVN Holdings LLC (final decree entered on August 29, 2018)||October 01, 2017|
|17-12087||Appvion Global Netherlands Cooperatief UA (Case dismissed on November 15, 2017)||October 02, 2017|