Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Case No. 20-10566


Case Background

On March 9, 2020, Bluestem Brands, Inc. and 17 affiliated debtors (collectively, the "Debtors") each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  The cases are pending before the Honorable Mary F. Walrath and are jointly administered under Case No. 20-10566.

Important Information & Dates

Sale

On June 3, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the bidding procedures in connection with the sale of all or substantially all of the Debtors' assets.

Please take note of the following important dates related to the sale:

  • Bid Deadline: June 22, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)
  • Auction: June 26, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)
  • Sale Objection Deadline: July 2, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)
  • Sale Hearing: July 7, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)

 Please click below to view all documents related to the sale:

 Sale Documents

 

Plan & Disclosure Statement

On May 29, 2020, the Debtors filed their Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto. The Bankruptcy Court will hold a hearing to consider approval of the Disclosure Statement on July 15, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time).

Please click below to view all documents related to the Debtors' Plan & Disclosure Statement:

Plan & Disclosure Statement

 

Meeting of Creditors

In accordance with Section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code, a meeting of the Debtors' creditors was held on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time).

Please click below to view and download the related documents:

Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case

Notice of Telephonic Section 341 Meeting

 

Deadline to File Claims

The Bankruptcy Court set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors:

  •  General Bar Date: April 29th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) 
  •  Governmental Bar Date: September 7th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing 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 Debtors. 

 

First Day Hearing

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions (the "First Day Hearing") was held on March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) before the Honorable Mary F. Walrath, United States Bankruptcy Judge, at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 824 North Market Street, 5th Floor, Courtroom No. 4, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.  A final hearing on certain of the First Day Motions was held on March 31, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

Please click below to view and download the First Day Motions and the First Day Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

 


Dates

July 7 2020 Sale Hearing 10:00 a.m. (ET) HEARING RESCHE... Add to Calendar
July 15 2020 Disclosure Statement Hearing 11:30 a.m. (ET) Plan & Disclos... Add to Calendar
September 7 2020 Governmental Bar Date 5:00 p.m. (ET) Notice of Bar ... Add to Calendar
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March 9 2020
March 10 2020 9:00 a.m. (ET)
March 31 2020 11:30 a.m. (ET)
April 8 2020 2:00 p.m. (ET)
April 20 2020 10:00 a.m. (ET)
April 29 2020 5:00 p.m. (ET)
May 21 2020 11:00 a.m. (ET)
June 4 2020 2:00 p.m. (ET)
July 7 2020 10:00 a.m. (ET)
July 15 2020 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Disclosure Statement Hearing Plan & Disclosure Statement Add to Calendar
July 15 2020 11:30 a.m. (ET)
September 7 2020 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Parties

Debtors' Counsel

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Chicago)

    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    300 North LaSalle
    Chicago, IL   60654
    https://www.kirkland.com/
    Phone: 312.862.2000
    Fax: 312.862.2200

    Patrick J. Nash
    W. Benjamin Winger

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP (New York)

    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    601 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY   10022
    https://www.kirkland.com/
    Phone: 212.446.4800

    Edward O. Sassower

  • Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

    Rodney Square
    1000 North King Street
    Wilmington, DE   19801
    https://www.youngconaway.com/
    Phone: 302.571.6600
    Fax: 302.571.1253

    M. Blake Cleary
    Jaime Luton Chapman
    Joseph M. Mulvihill

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors

United States Trustee and Court Information

Debtors

Case Number Debtor Name Petition Date
Case Number 20-10566 Debtor Name Bluestem Brands, Inc. Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10576 Debtor Name Appleseed's Holdings, Inc. Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10569 Debtor Name Blair LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10577 Debtor Name Bluestem Enterprises, Inc. Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10578 Debtor Name Bluestem Fulfillment, Inc. Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10575 Debtor Name Bluestem Sales, Inc. Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10581 Debtor Name Draper's & Damon's LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10571 Debtor Name Gold Violin LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10567 Debtor Name Haband Company LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10570 Debtor Name Home Forever LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10582 Debtor Name Johnny Appleseed's, Inc. Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10572 Debtor Name Norm Thompson Outfitters LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10574 Debtor Name Northstar Holdings Inc. Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10580 Debtor Name Orchard Brands Corporation Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10579 Debtor Name Orchard Brands International, Inc. Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10568 Debtor Name Orchard Brands Sales Agency, LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10573 Debtor Name Value Showcase LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020
Case Number 20-10583 Debtor Name Wintersilks, LLC Petition Date March 09, 2020