Blockbuster has begun the process of selling the company, and has announced a "stalking horse" bidder with an opening bid of $290 million. From the Blockbuster announcement:
In conjunction with this process, Blockbuster has entered into an asset purchase agreement with a "stalking horse" bidder, Cobalt Video Holdco, LLC, a limited liability company formed by funds managed by Monarch Alternative Capital LP, Owl Creek Asset Management LP, Stonehill Capital Management LLC and Värde Partners, Inc., each of which is a secured noteholder of the Company. In addition, Blockbuster has filed a motion seeking authorization from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to conduct an auction process for the Company. The auction process is designed to achieve the highest and best offer for the Company's assets and would be conducted under the Court's supervision and in accordance with Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The Cobalt agreement serves as the "stalking horse" bid in the auction, which sets the floor or minimum acceptable bid.
Thanks to my Dad for sending this in.