Bloomberg Law
March 14, 2021, 11:26 PM

HighPoint Files for Bankruptcy, Set to Be Bought by Bonanza (1)

Sebastian Tong
Sebastian Tong
Bloomberg News

HighPoint Resources Corp. filed for bankruptcy, setting in train a process that will result in the Denver-based shale oil producer being acquired by Bonanza Creek Energy Inc.

The driller filed a Chapter 11 petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, indicating its estimated liabilities to be up to $1 billion.

Sunday’s filing comes two days after shareholders of HighPoint and Bonanza approved plans for the companies to merge as part of a prepackaged debt restructuring agreement. Bonanza’s stock tumbled 12% last week, paring its gains this year to 81%. A phone call requesting comment on Sunday was unanswered.

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