Smith International Inc.


  • Pre-filing annual sales: $1,902 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing assets: $2,227 (millions of current dollars)
  • Pre-filing number of employees: 5,700
  • Sub-industry: 35 Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
  • Place of incorporation: DE
  • Court for city of headquarters: CA Santa Ana
  • In business at filing? emerged

Bankruptcy case

  • Chapter at filing: Chapter 11
  • Who filed case? debtors
  • Debtor's lead attorney: Sidley Austin
  • Date of filing: March 7, 1986
  • Judge at filing: James R. Dooley
  • Court district of filing: CA CD
  • Court city of filing: Los Angeles
  • Case number: 86-03947
  • Cause of bankruptcy: Patent
  • Forum shop? Forum Shop

  • Case transferred? no
  • Destination court of transfer: not applicable
  • Creditors committee appointed? yes
  • ยง363 sale: no 363 sale
  • Dip loan final approval? data not available
  • Plan type: free fall

  • Disposition status: confirmed
  • Date of disposition: November 12, 1987
  • Judge at disposition: James R. Dooley
  • Days from filing to disposition: 615

After the case

  • Did firm emerge? Company emerged
  • Did firm refile? emerged 5 years, did not refile

The BRD has been supported by grants from these organizations:

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

Turnaround Management Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

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