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           Thursday, March 17, 2011, Vol. 12, No. 54

                            Headlines



B E L A R U S

* Fitch Gives Negative Outlook on Seven Belarusian Banks


C Z E C H   R E P U B L I C

SAZKA AS: Administrator Rejects Request to Suspend Operations
SAZKA AS: Shareholders Did Not Vote Out CEO Alex Husak
* CZECH REPUBLIC: Company Insolvencies Up 6.2% in 2010


I C E L A N D

KAUPTHING BANK: SFO Ignored Robert Tchenguiz's Offers to Cooperate
KAUPTHING SINGER: Withdraws Kevin Stanford's Repayment Demand


I R E L A N D

GILSON MOTOR: High Court Judge Grants Winding-Up Petition
IRISH NATIONWIDE: ODCE No Power to Investigate Corporate Failures
TBS INTERNATIONAL: Posts US$217.4 Million Net Loss in Q4 2010


L U X E M B O U R G

EUROMAX IV: S&P Downgrades Ratings on Class A1 Notes to 'D'


N E T H E R L A N D S

CLONDALKIN INDUSTRIES: S&P Cuts Corporate Credit Rating to 'B'
INDIGOLD CARBON: Moody's Assigns 'Ba3' Corporate Family Rating


R U S S I A

TROIKA DIALOG: Fitch Puts 'B+' Rating on Positive Watch


U N I T E D   K I N G D O M

BENNETTS: Bennetts Electrical Cuts 20 Jobs, Closes Store
DGM INVESTMENTS: In Liquidation; Shuts Fisherman's Venue
JJB SPORTS: Major Shareholders Back GBP65-Mil. Capital Raising
OEM PLC: In Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation
PEVEREL GROUP: Owner Hires Leeson's Star Lawyer

POWERFUEL PLC: 2Co Energy Emerges as Preferred Bidder for Unit
QUINN GROUP: Bidders To Use Compensation Fund for Firm Deal
SAM TRANSPORT: Silver Lining Acquires Firm Out of Receivership
SOUTHERN CROSS: May Breach Banking Covenants; In Rent Talks
TRIUMPH FURNITURE: Administrators Put Business Up for Sale

VIRIDAS: Warns It Could be Placed Into Receivership


X X X X X X X X

* EUROPE: Corporate Insolvencies Up in Central & Eastern Regions
* Upcoming Meetings, Conferences and Seminars




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* Fitch Gives Negative Outlook on Seven Belarusian Banks
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Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on seven Belarusian banks --
Belagroprombank (BAPB), Belarusbank (BBK), Belgazprombank (BGPB),
Belinvestbank (BIB), Belvnesheconombank (BVEB), BPS-Bank (BPS),
and VTB Bank (Belarus) CJSC (VTBB) -- 'B' Long-term Issuer Default
Ratings to Negative from Stable.

The Negative Outlooks reflect Fitch's opinion that the financial
position of the Belarusian sovereign weakened significantly during
Q410 and the beginning of 2011, and could deteriorate further in
the near term.  In particular, Fitch is concerned about the
country's external finances, and the increased reliance of the
sovereign on domestic commercial banks as suppliers of foreign
currency.

Sovereign gross foreign exchange reserves decreased by 16% during
Q410 to US$5 billion at year-end, and by a further 20% to US$4
billion in January-February 2011.  However, the net position
weakened more rapidly, as the National Bank (NBRB) increased its
foreign currency borrowings from Belarusian commercial banks to
US$3.4 billion at end-2010 from US$1.3 billion at end-Q310.
Furthermore, at end-2010, the NBRB also had significant off-
balance sheet foreign currency obligations to commercial banks
resulting from forward and swap agreements.

Sizable borrowings from domestic commercial banks and foreign
sources have in turn financed a large current account deficit,
which the IMF estimates at 16% of GDP in 2010 (compared to 13% in
2009).  In a report published last week, the IMF commented that
the Belarusian authorities "need to make quickly difficult
decisions to restore external sustainability."

BAPB, BBK and BIB's Long-term IDRs are driven by possible support
from the Belarusian sovereign in case of need.  The Negative
Outlook on these ratings reflects the potential for the
sovereign's financial position to weaken further, which would
undermine its ability to provide support to the banks.

BGPB, BVEB, BPS and VTBB's Long-term IDRs are driven by possible
support from these banks' foreign (Russian) shareholders.  The
Negative Outlook on the ratings reflects the potential for a
further weakening of the Belarusian sovereign's financial
position, which could cause an increase in Belarusian transfer and
convertibility risks and therefore reduce the ability of these
banks to utilize parental support to service obligations.

The standalone profiles of Belarusian banks, in particular state-
owned institutions, are highly dependent on the ability of the
authorities to provide continued support to public sector
companies.  Rapid credit growth of 40% in 2010, which in turn
helped to drive a 7.5% increase in GDP, has kept reported problem
loans at a low 3.6% at end-2010.  However, Fitch views this growth
as unsustainable, and expects asset quality to deteriorate as the
credit expansion slows.

Belarusian banks' 'D/E' Individual ratings reflect this potential
for asset quality deterioration, as well as broader weaknesses in
the operating environment, relating to high state ownership of the
economy and growing macroeconomic imbalances.  Fitch views loss
absorption capacity as somewhat stronger at BGPB and BVEB than at
other rated banks, due to higher capital ratios and moderate
lending under government programs.

The rating actions are:

Belagroprombank

  -- Long-term Issuer Default Rating: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook
     changed to Negative from Stable

  -- Short-term IDR: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Support Rating: affirmed at '4'

  -- Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Individual Rating of 'D/E' unaffected

Belarusbank

  -- Long-term Issuer Default Rating: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook
     changed to Negative from Stable

  -- Short-term IDR: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Support Rating: affirmed at '4'

  -- Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Individual Rating of 'D/E' unaffected

Belgazprombank

  -- Long-term Issuer Default Rating: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook
     changed to Negative from Stable

  -- Short-term IDR: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Individual Rating: affirmed at 'D/E'

  -- Support Rating: affirmed at '4'

Belinvestbank

  -- Long-term Issuer Default Rating: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook
     changed to Negative from Stable

  -- Short-term IDR: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Support Rating: affirmed at '4'

  -- Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Individual Rating of 'D/E' unaffected

Belvnesheconombank

  -- Long-term Issuer Default Rating: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook
     changed to Negative from Stable

  -- Short-term IDR: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Individual Rating: affirmed at 'D/E'

  -- Support Rating: affirmed at '4'

  -- Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'No Floor' and withdrawn

BPS-Bank

  -- Long-term Issuer Default Rating: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook
     changed to Negative from Stable

  -- Short-term IDR: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Individual Rating: affirmed at 'D/E'

  -- Support Rating: affirmed at '4'

VTB Bank (Belarus)

  -- Long-term Issuer Default Rating: affirmed at 'B'; Outlook
     changed to Negative from Stable

  -- Short-term IDR: affirmed at 'B'

  -- Individual Rating: upgraded to 'D/E' from 'E'

  -- Support Rating: affirmed at '4'


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SAZKA AS: Administrator Rejects Request to Suspend Operations
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Peter Laca at Bloomberg News, citing newspaper Hospodarske Noviny,
reports that Sazka AS asked Josef Cupka, the company's insolvency
administrator, to let it suspend its operations because it lacks
money to pay winnings in its lottery and other bills.

According to Bloomberg, the newspaper reported that Mr. Cupka
rejected the request as it would cut Sazka's value and the value
of its debt.

Separately, CTK reports that Mr. Cupka said Sazka should file an
insolvency petition against itself because it is unable to finance
even its own operations.

According to CTK, Sazka's creditors agree with Mr. Cupka's opinion
that Sazka should file an insolvency petition against itself.

"Sazka's board should file own insolvency petition and Sazka
should undergo reorganization in the insolvency proceedings as
soon as possible.  This is the only solution which the KKCG group
believes will secure Sazka's further operations and development,"
CTK quotes KKCG spokesman Dan Plovajko as saying.

Sazka has conceded it has no money to pay a record jackpot worth
over CZK100 million and other big wins and owes money also to
mobile phone operators, CTK relates.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe, CTK said
Sazka face two insolvency petitions at present.  One of them filed
by KKCG, the other by entrepreneur Radovan Vitek, who claims to be
Sazka's biggest creditor, CTK noted.

Sazka AS is a provider of lotteries and sport betting games in the
Czech Republic.


SAZKA AS: Shareholders Did Not Vote Out CEO Alex Husak
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CTK, Czech Shooting Federation chairman Lubomir Bilek, and Czech
Olympic Committee (COV) vice-chairman Jiri Kejval, report that
shareholders of Sazka AS did not remove chief executive officer
and board chairman Ales Husak from his posts at an extraordinary
general meeting on Tuesday.

According to CTK, the shareholders also rejected a proposal for
modification of the articles of association that would enable the
entry of a strategic investor into the lottery company.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe, CTK said
Sazka faces two insolvency petitions at present.  One of them
filed by KKCG, the other by entrepreneur Radovan Vitek, who claims
to be Sazka's biggest creditor, CTK noted.

Sazka AS is a provider of lotteries and sport betting games in the
Czech Republic.


* CZECH REPUBLIC: Company Insolvencies Up 6.2% in 2010
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CTK, citing Creditreform, reports that the number of insolvent
companies grew by 6.2% year-on-year to 4,852 in the Czech Republic
last year owing to the economic crisis.

The number of insolvent companies jumped by 57% in 2009, CTK
notes.


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KAUPTHING BANK: SFO Ignored Robert Tchenguiz's Offers to Cooperate
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Lindsay Fortado at Bloomberg News reports that Robert Tchenguiz,
the property investor whose home and office were raided as part of
an investigation into the collapse of Kaupthing Bank hf, said the
U.K. Serious Fraud Office ignored his offers to cooperate.

According to Bloomberg, Mr. Tchenguiz, the chairman of R20 Ltd.,
who hasn't been charged with a crime, said in a statement on
Monday that he offered to discuss his business relationship with
Kaupthing "on more than one occasion."  Mr. Tchenguiz, as cited by
Bloomberg, said the SFO and London police spent two days searching
Robert Tchenguiz's office in Mayfair and interviewed him for more
than three hours.  He said he answered all of their questions and
has offered further cooperation, Bloomberg relates.

Mr. Tchenguiz and his brother Vincent were two of nine people
arrested March 9 as part of a probe into why some investors took
out large loans in the days before Kaupthing collapsed in October
2008, Bloomberg discloses.

"I believe that the disproportionate and aggressive conduct of the
SFO was designed to generate maximum publicity for its own ends,
given its uncertain future," Bloomberg quotes Mr. Tchenguiz as
saying.  "The SFO issued a press release before I had even had the
opportunity to talk to my solicitor."

The agency faces a possible dissolution ahead of the government's
proposals for an economic crime agency, Bloomberg notes.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on March 11,
2011, the SFO, as cited by Bloomberg News, said the agency is
investigating Kaupthing's "decision-making processes, which appear
to have allowed substantial value to be extracted from the bank in
the weeks and days prior to its collapse."  In 2008, lending to
Robert Tchenguiz and "related parties" corresponded to more than
25% of Kaupthing's equity, Bloomberg said, citing the Icelandic
parliament-appointed Special Investigative Commission.
Mr. Tchenguiz, Kaupthing's biggest retail borrower, was also a
board member in Exista hf, one of the former owners of the bank,
according to Bloomberg.  The SFO is also probing whether Kaupthing
made misrepresentations to attract U.K. investors, particularly
its efforts to attract British investors to a high-yield deposit
account called Kaupthing Edge, Bloomberg noted.

                      About Kaupthing Bank

Headquartered in Reykjavik, Kaupthing Bank --
http://www.kaupthing.com/-- is Iceland's largest bank and among
the Nordic region's 10 largest banking groups.  With operations in
more than a dozen countries, the bank offers a range of services
including retail banking, corporate finance, asset management,
brokerage, private banking, treasury, and private wealth
management.  Kaupthing was created by the 2003 merger of
Bunadarbanki and Kaupthing Bank.  In October 2008, the Icelandic
government assumed control of Kaupthing Bank after taking similar
measures with rivals Landsbanki and Glitnir.

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe, on Nov. 30,
2008, Olafur Gardasson, assistant for Kaupthing Bank hf., filed a
petition under Chapter 15 of title 11 of the United States Code in
the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of
New York commencing the Debtor's Chapter 15 case ancillary to the
Icelandic Proceeding and seeking recognition for the Icelandic
Proceeding as a "foreign main proceeding" under the Bankruptcy
Code and relief in aid of the Icelandic Proceeding.


KAUPTHING SINGER: Withdraws Kevin Stanford's Repayment Demand
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Anousha Sakoui, Brooke Masters and Claer Barrett at The Financial
Times report that lawyers acting for Kaupthing Singer &
Friedlander have withdrawn a request to retail entrepreneur Kevin
Stanford to repay nearly US$2 million (GBP1.2 million) as part of
efforts to recover funds owed to the bank.

According to the FT, DWF, the law firm, told lawyers for
Mr. Stanford in a letter on Friday that after receiving
instructions to serve a "statutory demand," the bank then
instructed the firm to withdraw it.  The demand was linked to a
purchase of a helicopter in 2007 by Mr. Stanford, who has a
controlling interest in fashion chain All Saints, the FT
discloses.

In a response to KSF's demand, Mr. Stanford's lawyers said he
rejected the claim and instead demanded at least GBP130 million in
respect of losses that he said arose from KSF's participation in a
share support scheme in 2008, the FT relates.  Mr. Stanford claims
Kaupthing lent him about GBP130 million for the purchases of his
Kaupthing Iceland shares, and GBP81 million of this was loaned as
late as August 2008, just two months before Kaupthing Iceland went
into administration, the FT states.

Lawyers for KSF said it reserved all rights to pursue the debt at
a later date, the FT notes.

"Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander (In Administration) has followed
its normal procedures to recover amounts outstanding to the bank
to allow them to pay back the bank's creditors who are principally
the UK taxpayer," the FT quotes administrators at Ernst & Young as
saying.

Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander is UK arm of the collapsed
Icelandic bank Kaupthing.


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GILSON MOTOR: High Court Judge Grants Winding-Up Petition
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The Irish Times reports that the High Court's Ms. Justice Mary
Laffoy has granted the Revenue Commissioners' petition to wind up
Gilson Motor Company Ltd. after being informed it has failed to
satisfy a demand from the Revenue for more than EUR140,000 in
unpaid taxes.

The Revenue's petition was not contested, The Irish Times notes.

The judge appointed Gary Lennon of Lennon Corporate Recovery as
liquidator, The Irish Times discloses.

According to The Irish Times, the company's directors, Glenda
Gilson and her brother Damien, were directed to file a statement
of affairs within 21 days.

Dermot Cahill, who is representing the Revenue Commissioners, said
a demand was made to the company in October last year seeking
EUR141,937 for unpaid VAT, PAYE and PRSI, The Irish Times relates.

Gilson Motor Company Ltd. is a Dublin-based car sales company.


IRISH NATIONWIDE: ODCE No Power to Investigate Corporate Failures
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According The Irish Times' Simon Carswell, a spokesman for the
office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement the office, said
he could not comment on reports around corporate governance
failures at Irish Nationwide under former chief executive
Michael Fingleton as it did not cover entities such as the
building societies.

"Because building societies are not registered as companies under
the Companies Act we have no role in relation to building
societies," The Irish Times quotes the ODCE spokesman as saying.

According to The Irish Times, details of the reports into Irish
Nationwide were published in Sunday's issue of Sunday Business
Post.

The reports by accountants Ernst Young and solicitors McCann
Fitzgerald found Mr. Fingleton had been granted special powers,
allowing him to circumvent the credit committee which approves the
society's loans, The Irish Times discloses.  These powers allowed
Mr. Fingleton, who stepped down from the building society in
April 2009 following the controversy arising over the payment of a
EUR1 million bonus, to set or alter interest rates on loans and
fees to be charged The Irish Times states.  The Irish Times notes
that reports said loans were advanced before approval and that the
sums advanced were different from the loans approved.  There was
also no formal process for approving the extension of loan terms
and they uncovered evidence that loans were given to associated
companies rather than the borrowing entity, according to The Irish
Times.

Irish Nationwide Building Society, headquartered in Dublin, had
total assets of EUR14.4 billion at year-end 2008.

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As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on March 8,
2011, Moody's Investors Service downgraded the bank deposit
ratings of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited and Irish
Nationwide Building Society to Caa1/Not-Prime, from Baa3/P-3 (on
review for possible downgrade), the same level as the unguaranteed
senior unsecured debt ratings of the two institutions.  The Caa1
long-term bank deposit ratings remain on review for possible
downgrade, in line with the review on the unguaranteed senior
unsecured debt ratings.  S&P said there is no rating impact on the
stand-alone bank financial strength ratings, on the senior
unsecured and subordinated debt ratings, and on the government-
guaranteed debt ratings.

Irish Nationwide Building society continues to carry Moody's
Investors Service's 'E' bank financial strength rating and 'C'
subordinated debt rating with negative outlook.

Irish Nationwide also carries Fitch's 'E' bank financial strength
rating and 'C' subordinated debt rating.  The individual rating
was upgraded from 'F' in September 2010.  Fitch said the
upgrade of INBS's Individual Rating to 'E' recognized the
government's injection of EUR2.7 billion capital into the society,
but also acknowledged that the society was still likely to require
further external support.


TBS INTERNATIONAL: Posts US$217.4 Million Net Loss in Q4 2010
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On March 15, 2011, TBS International Plc announced its financial
and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended
Dec. 31, 2010.

Joseph E. Royce, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
stated:

"The TBS results for the fourth quarter 2010 reflect the ongoing
downward pressure on dry cargo freight rates that have continued
into the first quarter of 2011, as evidenced by the Baltic Dry
Indices.

"The Baltic Dry Index ("BDI") which was at 2,446 on Sept. 30,
2010, descended to 1,773 on December 24th (the last reporting date
in 2010) and was at 1,559 on March 14, 2011.  Correspondingly, the
Baltic Handysize Index ("BHSI") which was at 1,039 on Sept. 30,
2010, descended to 829 on December 24th and was at 736 on
March 14, 2011.  A number of factors have contributed to this
circumstance.  Of most importance is the continued drumbeat of the
delivery of new-built vessels in all four of the major vessel
sizes - Capesize, Panamax, Supramax and Handysize.

"While cargo demand generally increased during most of 2010,
numerous events over the last several months have interrupted the
availability of cargo contributing to both the supply-demand
imbalance and the Asia-Americas imbalance.  There has been severe
flooding in Australia that has interrupted shipments of coal, iron
ore and wheat, along with Government imposed reductions of the
export of coal from Indonesia and Iron ore from India, thereby
causing the deviation of vessels that traditionally carried these
cargoes from that region into the Atlantic.

"As a consequence, TBS is operating at freight and charter rates
that would cause us to fail to comply with certain financial
covenants in our credit facilities, even as recently modified, as
soon as June 30, 2011."

For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, total revenues were
US$100.8 million, an increase of 18.9% compared to total revenues
of US$84.8 million for the same period in 2009.  Net loss for the
fourth quarter 2010 was US$217.4 million, an increase of
US$206.7 million compared to the net loss of US$10.7 million for
the same period in 2009.

The increase in net loss as compared to the same period in 2009 is
mainly attributable to a US$201.7 million vessel impairment
charge.  Excluding vessel impairment, net loss for the three
months ended Dec. 31, 2010 would have been US$15.7 million.

For the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, total revenues were
US$411.8 million, an increase of 36.1% compared to the
US$302.5 million for the year 2009.  Net loss for 2010 increased
by US$178.3 million, or 266%, to US$245.3 million.  The increase
in net loss for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, as compared to 2009
is mainly attributable to a US$201.7 million vessel impairment,
partly offset by a slight increase in both cargo volumes and
freight rates resulting in higher revenues and Time Charter
Equivalent.  Excluding vessel impairment, net loss for the year
ended 2010 would have been US$43.6 million, a decrease of 34.9%
compared to net Loss of US$67.0 million in 2009.

Selected balance sheet data at Dec. 31, 2010, showed:

     Total Assets                   US$686.3 million
     Total Debt                     US$332.3 million
     Total Shareholders' Equity     US$296.9 million

A full-text copy of the press release is available for free at:

               http://researcharchives.com/t/s?7527

                    About TBS International plc

Dublin, Ireland-based TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI)
-- http://www.tbsship.com/-- provides worldwide shipping
solutions to a diverse client base of industrial shippers through
its Five Star Service: ocean transportation, projects, operations,
port services and strategic planning.  The TBS shipping network
operates liner, parcel and dry bulk services, supported by a fleet
of multipurpose tweendeckers and handysize/handymax bulk carriers,
including specialized heavy-lift vessels and newbuild tonnage.
TBS has developed its franchise around key trade routes between
Latin America and China, Japan and South Korea, as well as select
ports in North America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter on March 19, 2010,
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in New York, expressed substantial
doubt about TBS's ability to continue as a going concern,
following the Company's 2009 results.  The independent auditors
noted that the Company believes it will not be in compliance with
the financial covenants under its credit facilities during 2010,
which under the agreements would make the debt callable.  "This
has created uncertainty regarding the Company's ability to fulfill
its financial commitments as they become due."

As reported in the TCR on Feb. 8, 2011, TBS International on
Jan. 31, 2011, announced that it had entered into amendments to
its credit facilities with all of its lenders, including AIG
Commercial Equipment, Commerzbank AG, Berenberg Bank and Credit
Suisse and syndicates led by Bank of America, N.A., The Royal Bank
of Scotland plc and DVB Group Merchant Bank (the "Credit
Facilities").  The amendments restructure the Company's debt
obligations by revising the principal repayment schedules under
the Credit Facilities, waiving any existing defaults, revising the
financial covenants, including covenants related to the Company's
consolidated leverage ratio, consolidated interest coverage ratio
and minimum cash balance, and modifying other terms of the Credit
Facilities.

The Company currently expects to be in compliance with all
financial covenants and other terms of the amended Credit
Facilities through maturity.

As a condition to the restructuring of the Company's credit
facilities, three significant shareholders who also are key
members of TBS' management agreed on Jan. 25, 2011, to provide up
to US$10 million of new equity in the form of Series B Preference
Shares and deposited funds in an escrow account to facilitate
satisfaction of this obligation.  In partial satisfaction of this
obligation, on Jan. 28, 2011, these significant shareholders
purchased an aggregate of 30,000 of the Company's Series B
Preference Shares at US$100 per share directly from TBS in a
private placement.


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EUROMAX IV: S&P Downgrades Ratings on Class A1 Notes to 'D'
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered to 'D (sf)' and
withdrew, effective in 30 days' time, its credit ratings on
EUROMAX IV MBS S.A.'s class A1 notes.  At the same time S&P
withdrew, effective in 30 days' time, S&P's credit ratings on the
class A2, B, C, D, F1 Combo, and F2 Combo notes.

The rating actions follow confirmation from the receivers that the
issuer has insufficient assets to fully repay the class A1
noteholders.

In December 2010, the receivers liquidated the transaction's
portfolio and indicated that there were insufficient proceeds to
make further distributions to any class of noteholders other than
class A1.  At that time, S&P lowered its ratings on the class A2,
B, C, D, F1 Combo, and F2 Combo notes to 'D (sf)'.

Having recently received confirmation that class A1 noteholders
will also experience principal losses, S&P now consider it
appropriate to lower the ratings on the class A1 notes to 'D (sf)'
from 'CC (sf)' and to withdraw its ratings on all classes in the
transaction.  The ratings will remain at 'D (sf)' for a period of
30 days before the withdrawals become effective.

EUROMAX IV MBS is a cash flow collateralized debt obligation that
was originally collateralized primarily by European mortgage-
backed and related securities.  The transaction closed in October
2005.  Following an event of default under the conditions of the
notes that occurred in February 2010, the trustee appointed
receivers under the trust deed in September 2010.

                          Ratings List

                       EUROMAX IV MBS S.A.
           EUR206.45 Million Secured Floating-Rate Notes

                Ratings Lowered and Withdrawn[1]

                                  Rating
                                  ------
            Class          To                   From
            -----          --                   ----
            A1 single      D (sf)               CC (sf)
                           NR                   D (sf)

                                  Rating
                                  ------
            Class          To                   From
            -----          --                   ----
            A1 delayed     D (sf)               CC (sf)
                           NR                   D (sf)

                                  Rating
                                  ------
            Class          To                   From
            -----          --                   ----
            A1 floating    D (sf)               CC (sf)
                           NR                   D (sf)

                      Ratings Withdrawn[1]

                                  Rating
                                  ------
            Class          To                   From
            -----          --                   ----
            A2             NR                   D (sf)
            B              NR                   D (sf)
            C              NR                   D (sf)
            D              NR                   D (sf)
            F1 Combo       NR                   D (sf)
            F2 Combo       NR                   D (sf)

                         NR -- Not rated.

[1] The withdrawals become effective in 30 days' time.


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CLONDALKIN INDUSTRIES: S&P Cuts Corporate Credit Rating to 'B'
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it had lowered its
long-term corporate credit rating on Netherlands-based packaging
group Clondalkin Industries B.V. to 'B' from 'B+'.  The outlook is
stable.

"The rating action primarily reflects Clondalkin's performance in
2010, which was weaker than S&P's expectations at the previous
rating level," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst
Jacob Zachrison.

"In S&P's view, Clondalkin's credit metrics have remained weak for
an extended period, instead of recovering in line with its
previous expectations," he added.

Furthermore, the group has recently announced its intention to use
part of its cash position to acquire a printed components business
in the U.S. Although moderately positive for the business risk
profile, S&P views the timing of the acquisition as aggressive
from a financial policy perspective, and as contributing an
element of increasing uncertainty as to the pace and magnitude of
any recovery in Clondalkin's operating and financial performance.

Clondalkin achieved an estimated adjusted debt to EBITDA of about
9.2x in 2010 (about 6x excluding shareholder loans, unchanged from
the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2010).  This compares with S&P's
guidance at the previous rating level of adjusted cash debt to
EBITDA of about 5x.  Pressure on operating performance, partly due
to significant increases in raw material costs, was the main
reason that the ratio remained weaker than S&P expected.

On Feb. 28, 2011, Clondalkin announced its intention to acquire
the printed components business of Catalent Pharma Solutions Inc.
The acquired business has annual sales of about EUR75 million in
the healthcare and pharmaceutical secondary packaging markets in
the U.S and Europe.  S&P estimate the pro forma debt to EBITDA
impact in 2010 to be largely neutral.  Furthermore, S&P views the
acquisition as a good strategic fit.  Nevertheless, S&P views the
acquisition at a time when credit measures are already under
pressure as aggressive from a financial policy perspective.

Although S&P continue to forecast an improvement in Clondalkin's
credit measures from current levels, S&P believes that the group's
current weaker-than-expected performance and weak track record in
achieving S&P's expected credit measures for the previous ratings,
as well as the risk of volatile input costs, make prospects in
this respect uncertain.  S&P does, however, believe that
Clondalkin will be able to maintain adjusted debt to EBITDA of
about 9x (cash debt to EBITDA of 5.5x-6x) over the short term, and
continue to be free operating cash flow positive on a 12-month
basis.

The ratings continue to reflect the group's highly leveraged
financial risk profile with weak credit measures, and its modest
size and exposure to raw material cycles through some of its
products.  Positive rating factors include the group's leading
niche positions in normally stable, but competitive, packaging
markets, stable operating margins, and a liquidity position which
S&P considers to be strong.

The stable outlook reflects S&P's view that relatively stable
market conditions and internal efficiency measures will allow
Clondalkin to maintain a ratio of adjusted debt to EBITDA of about
9x and 5.5x-6x excluding shareholder loans.  It also reflects
S&P's expectations that Clondalkin can remain free operating cash
flow positive.


INDIGOLD CARBON: Moody's Assigns 'Ba3' Corporate Family Rating
--------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service assigned a Ba3 Corporate Family Rating
to Indigold Carbon (Netherlands) BV and Ba3 ratings to its
proposed $75 million Revolving Credit Facility due 2016, US$175
million Term Loan A due 2016, and US$325 million Term Loan B due
2018.  The proceeds from the new debt will partially finance the
acquisition of Columbian Chemicals Acquisition, LLC (Columbian
Chemicals) by the Aditya Birla Group and repay Columbian Chemicals
existing debt.  The revolving credit facility is not expected to
be utilized upon completion of the acquisition, which is expected
to occur in mid 2011 after the necessary regulatory approvals are
secured.  The outlook is stable.  This summarizes the ratings
activity:

Ratings assigned:

Indigold Carbon (Netherlands) BV

  -- Corporate Family Rating -- Ba3
  -- Probability of Default Rating -- Ba3
  -- Outlook -- Stable

Indigold Carbon USA, Inc. & other borrowers

  -- US$75mm sr sec revolving credit facilities due 2016 -- Ba3
    (LGD3, 42%)

  -- US$175mm sr sec term loan A due 2016 -- Ba3 (LGD3, 42%)

  -- US$325mm sr sec term loan B due 2018 -- Ba3 (LGD3, 42%)

  -- Outlook -- Stable

Ratings affirmed:

Columbian Chemicals Acquisition, LLC

  -- Corporate Family Rating -- Ba3*

  -- Probability of Default Rating -- Ba3*

  -- US$75mm sr sec revolving credit facilities due 2015 -- Ba3
     (LGD3, 42%) from (LGD3, 46%)*

  -- US$300mm sr sec term loan A due 2015 -- Ba3 (LGD3, 42%) from
    (LGD3, 46%)*

  -- Outlook -- Stable

* Columbian Chemicals' ratings to be withdrawn upon the completion
  of the refinancing.

                        Ratings Rationale

The Ba3 CFR rating is supported by expectations for strong
performance in 2011 as the industry continues to operate at high
capacity utilization rates, the stable nature of the carbon black
business (relative to other commodity chemical businesses), the
company's strong market positions as one of the top three global
producers, long-term stable customer relationships, moderate
global demand growth, and geographic diversity with operations in
all major regions.  There is the potential for synergies to
contribute to Columbian Chemicals' and Birla's profitability (the
combined companies will be the largest producer of carbon black
globally), however Moody's note that the majority of the two
companies' businesses have little geographic overlap, except in
Europe, and the companies will be operated as separate entities.
Indigold Carbon's leverage is expected to be 4.0x (as of
Dec. 31, 2010, pro forma for the proposed financing and inclusive
of Moody's standard analytical adjustments), up from Columbian
Chemicals' actual leverage of 2.6x as to Dec. 31, 2010, however
the company is expected to de-lever steadily.  Pressuring the
ratings are the limited product diversity (carbon black of various
grades), commodity nature of the majority of the company's carbon
black business, meaningful customer concentration, and exposure to
energy and petroleum-based feedstock costs.

The stable outlook reflects Moody's expectation that the carbon
black market will continue to grow at GDP-like rates, the company
will maintain its margins despite potential raw material cost
pressure and will generate positive free cash flow.  Currently,
upside to the rating is limited due to the size of the company
(annual revenues of approximately $1 billion), the commodity
nature of the majority of its products, but a positive outlook
could be considered should the company be able to significantly
reduce leverage after the acquisition.  Any decline in EBITDA
margins or unexpected increases in leverage could cause a change
in the outlook or a negative rating action.

Indigold Carbon has an adequate liquidity position.  Liquidity is
supported by the cash balances (US$49 million at the end of 2010),
expectations for positive free cash flow, and full availability
under the revolving credit facility.  At the close of the
acquisition, it is expected that the revolving facility will be
undrawn.

Indigold Carbon (Netherlands) BV is a new holding company formed
in connection with the acquisition of Columbian Chemicals
Acquisition, LLC by The Aditya Birla Group and after consummation
of the acquisition, its subsidiary operations will be comprised of
the existing Columbian Chemicals business.  It will be a guarantor
of the debt and issuer of audited financial statements.  Indigold
Carbon USA, Inc. & other entities will be the borrowers under the
proposed debt facilities.

Columbian Chemicals is currently majority owned by private equity
firm One Equity Partners and is a leading global manufacturer of
carbon black and carbon black derivatives.  Headquartered in
Marietta, Georgia, the company has 11 operating facilities in the
U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.  Revenues
for the twelve months ending Dec. 31, 2010 were US$1.08 billion.


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TROIKA DIALOG: Fitch Puts 'B+' Rating on Positive Watch
-------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has placed Russia-based Troika Dialog Group
Limited's ratings on Rating Watch Positive.  TDGL, registered in
the Cayman Islands, is the ultimate holding company of the Russian
and CIS investment banking group, known as Troika Dialog.  The
agency has simultaneously put Troika Dialog's subsidiary bank,
CJSC Troika Dialog Bank (formerly ZAO Standard Bank), ratings on
RWP.  A full list of rating actions is at the end of this comment.

The RWP follows the announcement that Russia's Sberbank
('BBB'/Stable) will acquire Troika Dialog in a cash transaction
for an initial consideration of US$1 billion.  The transaction
will turn Troika Dialog into a 100%-owned subsidiary of Sberbank,
and Fitch expects its credit profile to improve to a level
consistent with an investment grade rating upon completion of the
transaction, based on potential support from Sberbank.  The
acquisition should be strategically positive for Troika Dialog as,
over time, it should enhance its financial flexibility and
competitive position.  Fitch also considers the investment-banking
business to be strategically important for Sberbank, which should
lead to a high propensity to provide support to Troika Dialog once
it is acquired.

Troika Dialog has no public debt.  Its operations are funded with
equity and short-term market-based funding sources (e.g.  repo,
money market lines).  Troika Dialog's performance is highly
correlated with the performance of the capital markets.  Since the
beginning of the financial crisis in 2007, its profitability has
come under pressure, with return on average equity recovering to
4.7% at Sept. 30, 2010) from a marginally negative figure at the
same point in 2009.  Fitch expects performance to improve in the
medium term, on the back of a more positive outlook for the
industry overall and in the region, and potential synergies from
cooperation with Sberbank.

TDGL is currently controlled by a partnership of 145 managers and
employees, including the chairman of the board, Ruben Vardanian.
36.4% of TDGL is ultimately held by Standard Bank Group Limited.
SBG's core operating subsidiary is Standard Bank of South Africa
('BBB+'/Stable).

Sberbank and Standard Bank of South Africa's ratings are
unaffected by the acquisition.

The rating actions are:

Troika Dialog Group Limited:

  -- Long-term foreign currency IDR: 'B+', placed on RWP
  -- Short-term IDR: 'B', placed on RWP
  -- Support Rating: '5', placed on RWP
  -- Support Rating Floor: affirmed at 'No floor'

CJSC Troika Dialog Bank (formerly ZAO Standard Bank):

  -- Long-term foreign currency IDR: 'B+', placed on RWP
  -- Short-term IDR: 'B', placed on RWP
  -- Support Rating: '4', placed on RWP
  -- National Long-term Rating: 'A-(rus)', placed on RWP
  -- Individual Rating: affirmed at 'D/E' and withdrawn


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BENNETTS: Bennetts Electrical Cuts 20 Jobs, Closes Store
--------------------------------------------------------
Lynn News reports that up to 20 staff is believed to have been
made redundant at the new Bennetts Electrical superstore in Lynn
after its parent company went into administration.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
March 14, 2011, Norwich Evening News24 said that Bennetts has gone
into administration, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.  The report
relates that Bennettd, which employs about 300 staff in 14 stores,
has called in administrators PKF.  Staffs were told that the
administrators had been called in and that their jobs were on the
line, according to Norwich Evening News24.

An unnamed spokesman for administrators PKF told Lynn News that
228 staff have been made redundant and 57 retained across the
company as a whole, but he did not have precise figures for the
Lynn store.  The report relates that PKF is hopeful that it can
find a buyer within the next fortnight for Bennetts.

Headquartered in Norfolk Bennetts is an independent electrical
retailer.  The electrical company has its head office in Bowthorpe
and has 14 stores across the country, including outlets in
Norwich, Costessey, Great Yarmouth, Holt, Cromer, King's Lynn,
Diss and Dereham.


DGM INVESTMENTS: In Liquidation; Shuts Fisherman's Venue
--------------------------------------------------------
The Journal reports that the Fisherman's Lodge, one of Newcastle's
best-known high-end restaurants, has gone bust after suffering a
drop in trade.

The Journal says DGM Investments, the company behind the venue,
has officially been liquidated.  A spokeswoman for London-based
insolvency practitioners the Macdonald Partnership confirmed the
company was in liquidation.

According to The Journal, the restaurant shut abruptly several
weeks ago, leaving customers worried about the security of their
bookings.

The Journal relates that company director Jamie Howell, who has
been at the helm of the Fisherman's Lodge since 2009, said he was
still in discussions over the future of the business.

Mr. Howell has set up a new company, Harmony Fine Dining Limited,
which may buy the assets and re-open the restaurant.  But it is
believed there are other investors also interested, the Journal
says.

"We have had a creditors' meeting and are in voluntary
liquidation," the Journal quotes Mr. Howell as saying.  "I am
still trying to weigh up how to move forward."

Mr. Howell said HMRC had put in a court order for a large sum of
money, which forced the liquidation, the Journal notes.

DGM Investments has three County Court Judgements against it from
creditors, totalling GBP7,049.  The Journal says the claims date
from January and December.


JJB SPORTS: Major Shareholders Back GBP65-Mil. Capital Raising
--------------------------------------------------------------
Claer Barrett at The Financial Times reports that JJB Sports plc
confirmed on Tuesday that its five biggest shareholders had
"agreed in principle" to support a life saving GBP65 million
capital raise, planned for early April.

According to the FT, the five shareholders, including Crystal
Amber, US fund Harris Associates, and the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation, will only stump up the cash if the retailer's
landlords agree to controversial plans to close up to 89 stores
and cut rents in a vote on March 22.

JJB requires 50% of its external creditors to vote through a
company voluntary arrangement (CVA), the FT notes.  The FT relates
that the company said key component of its revised business plan,
annual cost savings of between GBP30 million and GBP55 million
could be achieved if unprofitable stores are closed.

Its lender, the Bank of Scotland, has agreed to extend JJB's
GBP25 million working capital facility to May 2014 providing the
CVA and the fundraising proceed according to plan, the FT
discloses.

JJB Sports plc (JJB Sports) is a sports retailer supplying branded
sports and leisure clothing, footwear and accessories.  JJB Sports
is a high street sports retailer, with 250 stores in the United
Kingdom and Eire.  It provides a range of products covering United
Kingdom sports.  The Company stocks all its sports brands,
supported by its own-brand and exclusive ranges.  The Company's
segment includes the Company's retail operations, including any
retail stores, which are attached to fitness clubs.  The Company
operates in two geographic segments: the United Kingdom and Eire.
The Company's subsidiaries include Blane Leisure Limited, Sports
Division (Eireann) Limited, Golf TV Limited, TV Sports Shop
Limited, Original Shoe Company Limited and Qubefootwear Limited.
The Company sold its fitness club operations on March 25, 2009.


OEM PLC: In Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation
--------------------------------------------
Trading in OEM PLC's shares on AIM was suspended on March 3, 2008
and the Company subsequently disclosed Dec. 3, 2010 that the
Company was considering a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).
However, it was subsequently deemed that a CVA was not a viable
option.

It was therefore agreed to place the Company into Creditors'
Voluntary Liquidation.  As a result of this, a General Meeting of
the Company's shareholders was duly convened and held at Quadrant
House, 4 Thomas More Square, London, E1W 1YW, on March 4, 2011.
The following resolutions were duly passed as a special and an
ordinary resolution, respectively:

1. "That it has been resolved by special resolution that the
    Company be wound up voluntarily."

2. "That Peter Kubik and Michael Kiely of UHY Hacker Young LLP,
    Quadrant House, 4 Thomas More Square, London, E1W 1YW be and
    are hereby appointed Joint Liquidators of the Company for the
    purposes of the winding-up".

At the subsequent meeting of creditors held at the same place on
the same date, the resolutions were ratified confirming the
appointment of Peter Kubik and Michael Kiely as Joint Liquidators.

For more information please contact:

  UHY Hacker Young LLP
  Michael Kiely 020 7216 4636

  UHY Hacker Young LLP
  Quadrant House
  4 Thomas More Square
  London E1W 1YW

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purport to tell or suggest which securities or currencies
customers should buy or sell for themselves.


PEVEREL GROUP: Owner Hires Leeson's Star Lawyer
-----------------------------------------------
David Hellier at City A.M. reports that Vincent Tchenguiz, who has
blamed the recent Serious Fraud Office (SFO) raids at his offices
for one of his companies falling into administration, appointed
Stephen Pollard (pictured), rogue trader Nick Leeson's former
lawyer, as his new legal adviser.

Mr. Pollard took the reins from John Martin of Stephens Innocent,
who advised Vincent Tchenguiz during last week's questioning by
the SFO and the City of London police, according to City A.M.  The
report relates that Mr. Pollard has considerable experience in
defending allegations of fraud, particularly those prosecuted by
the SFO and emanating from the City of London.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Europe on March 16,
2011, The Independent said that Mr. Tchenguiz, the property
tycoon, saw the holding companies behind his largest property
business collapse into administration.  The report related that
Zolfo Cooper, the restructuring firm, has been hired as
administrator for four companies -- Peverel, Peverel Group,
Aztec Opco Developments and Aztec Acquisitions -- within the
Peverel Group, which is the UK's largest property management
company.


POWERFUEL PLC: 2Co Energy Emerges as Preferred Bidder for Unit
--------------------------------------------------------------
Sally Bakewell at Bloomberg News reports that 2Co Energy Ltd., a
British carbon capture and storage company owned by private equity
group TPG Capital, emerged as the preferred bidder for Powerfuel
Power Ltd., whose parent company is in administration.

According to Bloomberg, Jane Paxman, director of policy and
communications at 2Co Energy, said on Monday that 2Co Energy plans
to complete the transaction in the next few weeks and is carrying
out further review on Powerfuel Power.  Ms. Paxman, as cited by
Bloomberg, said TPG, based in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the
funds to buy Powerfuel Power.  Its parent company Powerfuel Plc
went into administration in December, Bloomberg recounts.  It was
GBP53 million (US$1 billion) short of the investment needed to
develop the CCS project, Bloomberg says, citing administrators,
KPMG International.

Bloomberg relates KPMG said in a statement that 2Co Energy was
appointed preferred bidder on Friday.

Bloomberg notes that Ms. Paxman said Powerfuel Power's plans to
develop a carbon capture and storage plant in northern England are
some of the most advanced in the U.K.  It already won EUR180
million (US$252 million) of European Commission funding to
demonstrate the emissions cutting technology at the site near the
Hatfield coalfield, Bloomberg states.

Brian Green, joint administrator and restructuring partner, said
in the statement that the accounting farm was also making
"positive progress" on the sale of Powerfuel's other business,
Powerfuel Mining Ltd., which owns the Hatfield Colliery, Brian
Green, joint administrator and restructuring partner, Bloomberg
notes.

Powerfuel plc is based in Doncaster.  It is also the parent
company of two businesses: Powerfuel Mining Ltd, which owns
Hatfield Colliery.


QUINN GROUP: Bidders To Use Compensation Fund for Firm Deal
-----------------------------------------------------------
Emmet Oliver at Irish Independent reports that three proposals for
the purchase of Quinn Insurance have now been submitted to Finance
Minister Michael Noonan -- with all of them requiring some use of
the Insurance Compensation Fund.  The report relates that the
administrators running Quinn Insurance, Grant Thornton, have
requested a meeting with Mr. Noonan who has the final say on which
structure the deal will be based on.

Three options on the future of Quinn have been finalized by the
administrators, according to Irish Independent.  The report
relates that these options would involve Quinn's legacy claims
being absorbed by the country's insurance compensation fund.

Irish Independent discloses that the bidders want to effectively
'scoop' a new company out of Quinn Insurance, rather than continue
operations under the current arrangements.  The new company would
avoid the buyer having to take on any long-standing Quinn
Insurance claims, the report adds.

Irish Independent notes that the remaining claims would be managed
within Quinn Insurance Limited, which could then be funded by the
Insurance Compensation Fund if needed.  The report says that if
these options are to be considered then the Department of Finance
and Mr. Noonan will have to sign off on whatever proposal emerges.

Bidders include Anglo Irish Bank/Liberty Mutual and Zurich, the
report adds.

The Quinn Group -- http://www.quinn-group.com/-- is a business
group headquartered in Derrylin, County Fermanagh, Northern
Ireland. The privately owned group has ventured into cement and
concrete products, container glass, general insurance, radiators,
plastics, hotels and real estate.  It was formed by its Chairman
Sean Quinn in 1973, developing from a small quarrying operation in
Derrylin into the large organization, employing over 7,000 people
in various locations throughout Europe.


SAM TRANSPORT: Silver Lining Acquires Firm Out of Receivership
--------------------------------------------------------------
Simon Jack at RoadTransport reports that SAM Transport &
Distribution has had its assets acquired out of receivership by
recycling and waste management group Silver Lining Industries
(SLI).  The report relates that SLI is buying SAM's 26 vehicles
and its 115,000sq ft distribution facility.

SAM staff will be employed by a newly created division within SLI,
LogiCare, which will serve existing SAM customers as well as SLI
customers in the IT and electronics market, according to
RoadTransport.

The report notes that former SAM director Marc Ransley, son of the
original owner of the business, Shaun Ransley, will head the
operation.

Headquartered in Normanton, West Yorkshire, SAM Transport &
Distribution is a haulier company.  SAM Transport & Distribution
was formed in 1996 and its customers over the years have included
Asda, Coca Cola, Kelloggs, Linpac and Nestle.


SOUTHERN CROSS: May Breach Banking Covenants; In Rent Talks
-----------------------------------------------------------
Michael Kavanagh at The Financial Times reports that Southern
Cross Healthcare said it was seeking to renegotiate the rent paid
to its landlords and admitted cuts by local authorities in the
amounts paid for elderly care would force a breach in its banking
covenants.

According to the FT, the company has also appointed KPMG to advise
on restructuring options after suffering a further decline in its
trading outlook since its last trading update just five weeks ago.
The FT relates that on Monday the company, led by chief executive
Jamie Buchan, said KPMG would "advise it both in pursuing the
necessary dialogue with lenders and in accelerating negotiations
with landlords."  In its statement Southern Cross also confirmed
that it was no longer in takeover talks, after judging that
several preliminary approaches in the past few months had no
prospect of resulting in a meaningful offer, the FT notes.

The company, which then expressed concerns over the impact of
government spending cuts on its business, as cited by the FT, said
on Monday cuts in council spending had made it unrealistic to meet
payments to landlords, which it said were "unsustainable."

About 80% of Southern Cross's residents are funded out of NHS or
local authority budgets, the FT states.

Following the year-end, banking covenants were eased as the
company pursued talks to secure a less onerous deal with
landlords, the FT discloses.  Mr. Buchan said in December that the
company had entered talks with 10 of its largest landlords, and
was seeking cuts in its rents and an end to agreements that linked
rent increases with inflation, the FT recounts.

Separately, The FT's Sarah Mishkin reports that Mr. Buchan said
the company was hoping to resolve the negotiations before the
summer.

According to the FT, Southern Cross is looking to reduce its rent
and the number of lower quality or poorly located homes it
operates.

The company faces a test of its banking covenants at the end of
June, the FT notes.  According to the FT, it has already said it
would fail one test, but that lenders Barclays and Lloyds were
"fully supportive".

The FT says the negotiations are complicated as the company has
more than 20 landlords, including competitors such as Four Seasons
as well as property companies such as NHP that are in
administration.

Southern Cross Healthcare provides residential and nursing care to
more than 31,000 residents cared for by 45,000 staff in 750
locations.  Its also operates homes that specialize in treating
people with dementia, mental health problems and learning
disabilities.


TRIUMPH FURNITURE: Administrators Put Business Up for Sale
----------------------------------------------------------
Hanna Sharpe at The Business Sale Report says Triumph Furniture
Company is to be put up for sale by its administrators.  The
report relates the company entered administration after a fall in
demand from public sector organisations.

According to the report, the firm is still trading while the
administrators of FRP Advisory, Nigel Hamilton-Smith, Charles
Turner and Geoff Rowley, focus on restructuring the business after
making 110 of its 300-strong workforce redundant, before selling
it.

"The company has a fixed cost base that includes nearly 300 staff
and two factory sites . . . Taking these overheads into account,
it faced mounting losses as its public sector customers reduced
their budgets and private businesses continued to spend less than
before the recession," The Business Sale Report quotes Mr.
Hamilton-Smith as saying.

The Business Sale Report notes that the administrators are
confident of a sale for the business, which will also protect the
remaining jobs at the two factories, which combined reach a total
of 300,000 sq. ft.

For the year to May 3, 2009, its recorded turnover was
GBP23 million-- a steady increase over the previous years -- with
pre-tax profits of GBP663,000, according to The Business Sale
Report.

Established in 1941, Triumph Furniture Company is a corporate
furniture and storage specialist.  The firm has a London showroom,
an office in Solihull and a base in Holland.


VIRIDAS: Warns It Could be Placed Into Receivership
---------------------------------------------------
Insider Media Limited reports that Viridas has warned it could be
placed into administration and hit out at the government after
plans to grow energy crops in Brazil failed to secure enough
investment.  The report relates that the green fuel business
blamed a "lack of clarity" over the government's support for
biomass as a renewable fuel for putting investors off the project.

Viridas said it had been seeking an additional GBP1.4 million for
the next stage of a financing program for the company's ongoing
development plan, according to Insider Media Limited.  This
involved the establishment and planting out of a jatropha base
farm in Brazil, the report relates.

"Unfortunately, lack of clarity from the government regarding
future support for biomass in the renewable energy industry and
the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK has created a
high degree of uncertainty and had a significant negative impact
on the decision making process of potential investors," Insider
Media Limited quotes Viridas as saying.  The business said that
along with the "difficult current economic and political climate",
it meant it had to abandon its plans for Brazil, it added.

Viridas, Insider Media Limited notes, said it had tried to enter
into an option agreement with "certain African investors" using
Viridas as a "quoted vehicle" but that had lapsed.

Viridas told the Stock Exchange: "In view of the above and the
very small amount of funds remaining available to the company, the
directors are reviewing the options available to the company which
might include placing the company into some form of administration
or other insolvency process.  At the moment the company has the
funds to settle in full all creditors of the company with the
exception of liabilities arising from the director contracts," the
report adds.

Viridas is headquartered in Leeds.


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* EUROPE: Corporate Insolvencies Up in Central & Eastern Regions
----------------------------------------------------------------
CTK, citing Creditreform, reports that the number of corporate
insolvencies in Central and Eastern Europe rose by 11.8% to
52,181.

According to CTK, the number of insolvencies in Central and
Eastern Europe grew by 40% in 2009.

"The impacts of the crisis in 2008 and 2009 are far from being
over.  The economic situation in countries in Central and Eastern
Europe has stabilized in recent months, but the drop in corporate
bankruptcies is not in sight yet," CTK quotes Creditreform as
saying.

Creditreform registered the biggest rise in insolvencies of
companies of 28.1% in Lithuania last year, while Estonia showed
the sharpest drop in the number of insolvencies of 27.3%, CTK
notes.

The number of insolvencies in Western Europe dropped by 1.4% to
fewer than 175,700 last year, while in 2009 their number grew by
22%, CTK discloses.


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June 6, 2011
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Canadian-American Cross-Border Insolvency Symposium
        Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ont.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

June 9-12, 2011
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Central States Bankruptcy Workshop
        Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Traverse City, Mich.
              Contact: http://www.abiworld.org/

July 21-24, 2011
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Northeast Bankruptcy Conference
        Hyatt Regency Newport, Newport, R.I.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

July 27-30, 2011
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop
        The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island, S.C.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

Aug. 4-6, 2011
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop
        Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

Oct. 14, 2011
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     NCBJ/ABI Educational Program
        Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

Oct. __, 2011
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     International Insolvency Symposium
        Dublin, Ireland
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

Oct. 25-27, 2011
  TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
     Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
        Contact: http://www.turnaround.org/

Dec. 1-3, 2011
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     23rd Annual Winter Leadership Conference
        La Quinta Resort & Spa, La Quinta, Calif.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

Apr. 19-22, 2012
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Annual Spring Meeting
        Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center,
        National Harbor, Md.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

July 14-17, 2012
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop
        The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Amelia Island, Fla.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

Aug. 2-4, 2012
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop
        Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, Md.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/

Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2012
  AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE
     Winter Leadership Conference
        JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.
           Contact: 1-703-739-0800; http://www.abiworld.org/


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Monday's edition of the TCR delivers a list of indicative prices
for bond issues that reportedly trade well below par.  Prices are
obtained by TCR editors from a variety of outside sources during
the prior week we think are reliable.  Those sources may not,
however, be complete or accurate.  The Monday Bond Pricing table
is compiled on the Friday prior to publication.  Prices reported
are not intended to reflect actual trades.  Prices for actual
trades are probably different.  Our objective is to share
information, not make markets in publicly traded securities.
Nothing in the TCR constitutes an offer or solicitation to buy or
sell any security of any kind.  It is likely that some entity
affiliated with a TCR editor holds some position in the issuers'
public debt and equity securities about which we report.

Each Tuesday edition of the TCR contains a list of companies with
insolvent balance sheets whose shares trade higher than US$3 per
share in public markets.  At first glance, this list may look like
the definitive compilation of stocks that are ideal to sell short.
Don't be fooled.  Assets, for example, reported at historical cost
net of depreciation may understate the true value of a firm's
assets.  A company may establish reserves on its balance sheet for
liabilities that may never materialize.  The prices at which
equity securities trade in public market are determined by more
than a balance sheet solvency test.

A list of Meetings, Conferences and Seminars appears in each
Thursday's edition of the TCR. Submissions about insolvency-
related conferences are encouraged.  Send announcements to
conferences@bankrupt.com

Each Friday's edition of the TCR includes a review about a book of
interest to troubled company professionals.  All titles are
available at your local bookstore or through Amazon.com.  Go to
http://www.bankrupt.com/booksto order any title today.


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S U B S C R I P T I O N   I N F O R M A T I O N

Troubled Company Reporter-Europe is a daily newsletter co-
published by Bankruptcy Creditors' Service, Inc., Fairless Hills,
Pennsylvania, USA, and Beard Group, Inc., Frederick, Maryland USA.
Valerie U. Pascual, Marites O. Claro, Rousel Elaine T. Fernandez,
Joy A. Agravante, Psyche A. Castillon, Julie Anne G. Lopez,
Ivy B. Magdadaro, Frauline S. Abangan and Peter A. Chapman,
Editors.

Copyright 2011.  All rights reserved.  ISSN 1529-2754.

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