Ver Technologies, Hollywood Equipment Supplier, Files Bankruptcy


• Company provides engineering, advanced technology for TV, film
• Lit red carpet for Academy Awards and ‘Black Panther’ car


Ver Technologies LLC, the engineering and equipment company that lit the red carpet for the Academy Awards show, filed for bankruptcy after negotiating a proposed restructuring deal with creditors.

The company bills itself as one of the biggest equipment providers to the entertainment industry, lighting car-chase scenes in the “Black Panther,” providing cameras for “American Ninja Warrior” and building a 91-foot-wide wall of lights for the Radio City Rockettes.

Ver, based in Glendale, California, listed as much as $1 billion in liabilities and no more than $50,000 worth of assets in its Chapter 11 petition filed Thursday in Wilmington, Delaware.

Bank of America Corp. will act as the agent for lenders loaning Ver enough money to keep operating while under court supervision, according to court papers. The company hired PJT Partners as its financial adviser and investment banker and Kirkland & Ellis as its main bankruptcy law firm.

The case is In re: Ver Technologies HoldCo LLC, 18-10834, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington)

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