Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2000 (Revised December 2000)

Loewen Group Inc., The

by Stuart C. Gilson and Jose Camacho


A publiclytraded funeral home and cemetery consolidator faces imminent financial distress. The company has aggressively grown through use of debt. Restructuring the debt is potentially very costly to creditors, shareholders, suppliers, and other corporate stakeholders. Cross-border and accounting issues potentially complicate the restructuring.

Keywords: International Accounting; Restructuring; Capital Structure; Cost of Capital; Debt Securities; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Crisis Management; Business and Shareholder Relations; Business and Stakeholder Relations; Service Industry;


Gilson, Stuart C., and Jose Camacho. "Loewen Group Inc., The." Harvard Business School Case 201-062, November 2000. (Revised December 2000.)