This report examines trends in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings starting in January 2005. Unless specified otherwise, the bankruptcies analyzed in this report involve public and private companies with over $100 million in assets at the time of bankruptcy filing.
Midyear 2023 Update
The increase in large corporate bankruptcies in the first half of 2023 marked a reversal from a gradual decline in filings since the start of 2021.
Midyear 2022 Update
Following the spike in large corporate bankruptcy filings triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, filings in 2021 and the first half of 2022 fell to levels below historical averages.
Midyear 2021 Update
The COVID-19 pandemic set off an increase in corporate bankruptcy filings not seen since the financial crisis.
The economic disruptions that the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked worldwide have triggered a wave of large corporate bankruptcy filings in 2020.
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