Easy Gardener Seeks To Retain Houlihan Lokey

Law360, New York (May 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A week after winning court permission to borrow on its debtor-in-possession loan, bankrupt Easy Gardener Products Ltd. is seeking approval to hire Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Capital Inc. as its financial adviser.

The beleaguered lawn and garden product maker filed the request on Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., less than 10 days after first entering bankruptcy protection.

The investment bank already helped Easy Gardener in locating Green Thumb Acquisition Corporation, the highest bidder for the company's upcoming auction sale, according to court...
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