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Court Approves Monaco Sale To Navistar Inc.

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May 23, 2009 by   2 Comments

A federal judge on Friday approved the sale of Monaco Coach Corp.‘s recreational vehicle assets to Navistar Inc., according to bizjournals.com

The $52 million deal is expected to close in early June.

Coburg, Ore.-based Monaco (Pink Sheets: MCOAQ) in March filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and laid off the majority of its 2,225 remaining employees. It had earlier been looking for buyers for its RV manufacturing operations and motorhome resorts business.

On April 27 the company announced it had an accepted an offer from Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar that includes certain manufacturing facilities in Indiana and Oregon, as well as all brands, intellectual property, inventories, and equipment relating to the company’s motorized and towable recreational vehicle segments.

Navistar (NYSE: NAV) is manufacturer of commercial and military vehicles, as well as diesel engines and related services. It has $15 billion in annual sales and a market cap of $2.4 billion.

Monaco at the time warned that the proceeds of the sale will cover payments to creditors, but it won’t likely result in any additional funds being distributed to shareholders.

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2 Responses to “Court Approves Monaco Sale To Navistar Inc.”

  1. Jerome Hoover on May 25th, 2009 7:41 am

    Correction to the article; Monaco terminated rather than laid the majority of its remaining 2,225 employees in March. Also, Monaco did not pay health insurance claims incurred prior to the March 5th chapter 11 bankruptcy filing even though employees had paid premiums during the period claims were made; neither did Monaco pay outstanding vacation pay accrued prior to filing nor did Monaco pay previously promised severence pay.

  2. John Nydam on May 25th, 2009 7:51 pm

    Does anyone know if Navistar will assume any of the existing warrantys of 2008-9 coaches sold prior to bankrupsey?

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