Bankrupt Bon-Ton in Discussions With Potential Buyer

Bon-Ton is in discussions with a potential buyer after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy back in February.

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Department store chain Bon-Ton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in February and may have found a potential buyer, though the company's long-term outlook still looks hazy.

The chain announced it's in "active discussions with interested parties" for a potential acquisition in its Bankruptcy Court-supervised sale process. Bon-Ton did not identify the potential buyer.

The deadline to submit qualified bids extended to April 4, and an auction will be held on April 9. If all goes well, a court hearing would take place on April 13 to approve a sale.

Bon-Ton is in the process of closing 42 stores.

Things haven't been looking up for the department chain since filing for bankruptcy beneath more than $1 billion in debt. From Feb. 4 through March 3, the company had a $27 million loss from its operations, adding in $32.7 million in reorganization costs and $3.2 million in interest expense, the total loss for the month was rough $63 million. 

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