Puerto Rico in Distress

ABI Analysis

An increasing number of creditors are pushing back against a plan to cut the debt load of Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power utility by 75%, with investors and insurers accounting for $3.6 billion of the bonds set to vote against the proposal, a lawyer warned yesterday, Bloomberg News reported.

A new plan for restructuring $10 billion in debt owed by Puerto Rico’s power company was filed late Friday in the latest attempt to end a lengthy bankruptcy process marked by acrimonious negotiations, the Associated Press reported. The plan filed by a federal control board that oversees the U.S.

A group of bond investors is expected to back a new restructuring plan for Puerto Rico’s power utility but would have to contend with other creditors that want to keep fighting for a better deal, the Wall Street Journal reported.