GWG Holdings, a Dallas, TX-based supplier of insurance coverage companies and vendor of life insurance-backed bonds, has filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety.
The corporate filed for insolvency within the US Chapter Court docket for the Southern District of Texas. Reuters reported that GWG is $2 billion in debt, which incorporates $1.6 billion in excellent bonds. The agency had additionally specified taking a $65 million mortgage from Nationwide Founders LP to fund its operations because it goes by the chapter course of.
In a press release, GWG CEO Murray Holland mentioned that the insolvency process is “anticipated to strengthen the corporate’s monetary place going ahead and assist protect the worth of the corporate’s property for the good thing about its traders.”
GWG defined that its insolvency was brought on by its lack of ability to entry monetary markets and regulatory points linked to the US Securities and Trade Fee’s investigation into GWG’s accounting.
The SEC started its investigation into “sure accounting issues” with GWG and its issuance of bonds in 2020. It was additionally famous that within the following 12 months, 2021, GWG filed sure monetary statements late – the corporate had attributed this tardiness to accounting points. Due to this, GWG stopped issuing bonds over a interval of eight months, and its liquidity took a success in consequence.
The SEC investigation is ongoing, however GWG has acknowledged that it has not been flagged for any wrongdoing.
GWG can also be dealing with authorized motion from traders; shareholders accused the corporate in February of misusing investor funds and of failing to reveal that the corporate is being subjected to an SEC investigation.
Reuters reported that GWG’s legal professionals will seem earlier than US Chapter Choose Marvin Isgur this week for approval to entry the chapter mortgage.