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Spring 2010


In 2008, hundreds of people waited in the rain for the grand opening of Active Ride Shop’s new Chico Hills location, its twenty-sixth store and its biggest opening event yet. In the same year, Active was awarded the Surf Industry Men’s Retailer of the Year Award, yet less than a year later the company would file for chapter 11 protection. This paper will explore Active’s financial downturn and resulting chapter 11 case, inform the reader about the workings of the chapter 11 process, and impart an understanding of how the process works in the context of a non-plan sale of a business.