Case Study

Plaid Clothing Group

CLIENT: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors

Gordian Group advised the creditors committee in connection with the successful sale of the Company.

Business Profiles


Plaid Clothing Group was the second largest manufacturer of men’s and boys’ tailored clothing under licensed brand names in the United States. The Company experienced losses resulting from declines in sales and income, industry competition, layoffs during the recession of business executives (consumers of high-end tailored clothing) and the generally soft retail industry.


Gordian Group was engaged by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (the "Committee"), as its financial advisor in connection with Plaid’s Chapter 11 proceedings. The Committee hired Gordian Group because the Debtor was exploring the sale of all, or part, of its business and the committee sought to take an active role in any potential sale.


Gordian Group analyzed the Debtor’s business plan and sale strategy and protected the Committee’s interest in the successful sale of the Company to a prominent menswear manufacturer.