Sabre Defence Industries LLC files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Tennessee

You never want to be a creditor of a company that “manufactures high-quality XR15 rifles in the US and Europe.” But, many creditors find themselves in that position, as Sabre Defence Industries LLC has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the Middle District of Tennessee.

This filing follows a variety of recent articles about criminal charges against the principals of Sabre Defence.

This case was apparently timed to stay a sale of the Sabre Defence assets by a creditor, Cadence Bank, that had been scheduled for February 14, 2011. So far, however, the bankruptcy contains only a skeletal filing–the company has filed a Petition, but not the required Bankruptcy Schedules and Statements.

Creditors of Sabre Defence need to be on the look-out for the various filings that are sure to follow, as I predict this case will go through a number of twists and turns long before the Meeting of Creditors. I’d bet on a 11 USC 363 Sale of the assets.

I realize that I missed an opportunity to make a joke about the “bullets flying” or a “shoot out.”

Update: Here’s the Nashville Business Journal’s story.

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