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Le Bon Croissant in receivership


December 9, 2019
By Bakers Journal


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Logo for Le Bon Croissant courtesy of Le Bon Croissant.

Le Bon Croissant, a Mississauga, Ontario-based manufacturer and distributor of baked goods, was placed in receivership on application by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), owing approximately $2.5 million.

Producing croissants, breads, and frozen baked goods such as garlic bread for large private label brands such as Weston Group and Sobeys, the company was transferred to the bank’s special loans group in early October. Soon after, the company’s principal advised that he had decided to exit the business and that, absent an immediate cash injection, the company was not viable and could not continue to operate.

He further advised that he would be leaving on October 19 for a two-and-a-half-week cruise in the Mediterranean and was prepared to “hand over the keys” to CIBC, if the bank so desired. Demands were promptly made and BDO was appointed receiver.

He further advised that he would be leaving on October 19 for a two and a half week cruise in the Mediterranean and was prepared to “hand over the keys” to CIBC, if the bank so desired. Demands were promptly made and BDO was appointed receiver. Minden Gross is counsel for the applicant.