Washington Examiner

Vice Media declares bankruptcy after months of financial difficulties.

Vice Media Files for Bankruptcy

After years of financial struggles, Vice Media has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The media group, known for its popular websites Vice and Motherboard, as well as its now-defunct flagship TV news show Vice News Tonight, has listed assets and liabilities in the range of $500 million to $1 billion, according to court filings.

Liberal Policies to Blame?

Despite its popularity, Vice Media has struggled to stay afloat in recent years. Some have pointed to liberal policies as a contributing factor to the company’s financial difficulties. However, the media group’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has paved the way for its sale to a group of lenders, including Fortress Investment Group, Soros Fund Management, and Monroe Capital.

The lender consortium is reportedly providing a credit bid of around $225 million, allowing creditors to swap secured debt instead of paying cash for the company’s assets. In addition, the lenders have agreed to a $20 million cash infusion, providing the means to keep the business running throughout the sale.

What’s Next for Vice Media?

Following several rounds of layoffs, including the most recent in April when 100 staff were let go as the media group quit production of Vice News Tonight, the future of Vice Media remains uncertain. However, with the sale to a group of lenders, there is hope that the media group will be able to turn its fortunes around and continue to provide quality content to its loyal audience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vice Media has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • The media group’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has paved the way for its sale to a group of lenders, including Fortress Investment Group, Soros Fund Management, and Monroe Capital.
  • The lender consortium is reportedly providing a credit bid of around $225 million, allowing creditors to swap secured debt instead of paying cash for the company’s assets.
  • The lenders have agreed to a $20 million cash infusion, providing the means to keep the business running throughout the sale.
  • The future of Vice Media remains uncertain, but there is hope that the media group will be able to turn its fortunes around and continue to provide quality content to its loyal audience.


" Conservative News Daily does not always share or support the views and opinions expressed here; they are just those of the writer."

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker