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CyberDefender to Sell Assets to Guthy-Renker in Bankruptcy

February 24, 2012

(Updates with excerpt from filing in third paragraph.)

Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) -- CyberDefender Corp., a provider of computer technical support and security services, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and agreed to sell most of its assets to a unit of electronic marketer Guthy-Renker Corp.

CyberDefender listed $7.96 million in assets and $42.5 million in debt in documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, today.

Daily operations “would continue without interruption during the sale process” and buyer GR Match LLC will provide as much as $4.6 million in financing for continued operations, Los Angeles-based CyberDefender said in a statement.

The company provides services through the MyCleanPc, MaxMySpeed and DoubleMySpeed brands.

CyberDefender reported $53.5 million in revenue for the year ended Sept. 30, with a net loss of $39.5 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg News.

The company has 322 full-time employees and 677,000 subscribers, interim Chief Executive Officer Kevin Harris said in court documents.

He said the bankruptcy was “due in part to the challenging economic climate” and “the inability to raise capital on the public market.”

Among the company’s largest unsecured creditors listed in court papers was Sutherland Global Services of Pittsford, New York, owed $1.91 million in trade debt.

The case is In re CyberDefender Corp., 12-10633, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington).

--Editors: Andrew Dunn, Stephen Farr

To contact the reporter on this story: Phil Milford in Wilmington, Delaware, at pmilford@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Pickering at jpickering@bloomberg.net


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