Collapsed crypto exchange FTX is preparing for the sale or reorganization of some businesses.
To do this, it has begun a strategic review of its global assets.
In addition, the company and approximately 101 affiliates have also filed for receivership to allow a new global cash management system to operate and pay its critical suppliers.
FTX filed in court on Saturday for permission to pay claims of up to $9.3 million to its critical suppliers after an interim order and up to $17.5 million after the final order was entered. .
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The exchange and its affiliates shook up the cryptocurrency world when they filed for bankruptcy in Delaware on November 1. 11.
This left around 1 million customers and other investors facing total losses of billions of dollars.
The exchange said failure to receive the requested legal relief would result in “immediate and irreparable harm” to its businesses.
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“Based on our review last week, we are pleased to learn that many of FTX’s regulated or licensed affiliates, inside and outside the United States, have sound balance sheets, responsible management and valuable franchises,” said new FTX CEO John dit Ray.
Ray was named CEO of FTX shortly before the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and founder Sam Bankman-Fried stepped down.
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The company has appointed Perella Weinberg Partners LP as lead investment banker to assist with the sale process, subject to court approval.
Reuters contributed to this report.