From Forever 21 and Payless to PG&E, here are the biggest bankruptcies of the year so far

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Forever 21 is one of the latest companies to file for bankruptcy in 2019.

2019 has been a rough year for retail.

With more than 8,200 stores planned to close in 2019, the retail apocalypse is in full swing. Many companies have already filed for bankruptcy this year, but the list continues to get longer.
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Read more: We visited nearly 40 stores in 3 months, and the messiest of the bunch is also one of the most successful right now

Retail isn't the only industry with struggling companies. Multiple companies in industries such as transportation, energy, service, and communications have also filed for bankruptcy in 2019.

Chapter11Dockets.com complied a list of the 21 largest companies to file for bankruptcy in the US so far this year, as of September 30. The list includes companies across various industries and is ranked according to the value of assets held by each company at the time of the bankruptcy filing.
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Energy company PG&E Corporation was the largest bankruptcy, with $71.4 billion in assets at the time of its filing in January. Also included in the list are stores like Payless ShoeSource, which filed for bankruptcy in February, and Forever 21, which filed on Sunday.

Here are the 21 companies that made the list:
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20 (tie). Payless Holdings LLC

20 (tie). Payless Holdings LLC

Industry: Retail

Assets at the time of filing: $1 billion

Filing date: February 18, 2019

20 (tie). FullBeauty Brands Holdings Corp.

20 (tie). FullBeauty Brands Holdings Corp.

Industry: Retail

Assets at the time of filing: $1 billion

Filing date: February 3, 2019

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19. GCX Limited (Global Cloud Xchange)

19. GCX Limited (Global Cloud Xchange)

Industry: Communications

Assets at the time of filing: $1.1 billion

Filing date: September 15, 2019

17 (tie). Double Jump, Inc. (DC Solar)

17 (tie). Double Jump, Inc. (DC Solar)

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $1.2 billion (estimated)

Filing date: January 30, 2019

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17 (tie). Stearns Holdings, LLC

17 (tie). Stearns Holdings, LLC

Industry: Finance

Assets at the time of filing: $1.2 billion

Filing date: July 7, 2019

16. Monitronics International, Inc. (Brinks Home Security)

16. Monitronics International, Inc. (Brinks Home Security)

Industry: Services

Assets at the time of filing: $1.3 billion

Filing date: June 30, 2019

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12 (tie). Forever 21, Inc.

12 (tie). Forever 21, Inc.

Industry: Retail

Assets at the time of filing: $1.4 billion (estimated)

Filing date: September 29, 2019

12 (tie). Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.

12 (tie). Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $1.4 billion

Filing date: September 11, 2019

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12 (tie). PHI, Inc.

12 (tie). PHI, Inc.

Industry: Transportation

Assets at the time of filing: $1.4 billion

Filing date: March 14, 2019

12 (tie). Legacy Reserves Inc.

12 (tie). Legacy Reserves Inc.

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $1.4 billion

Filing date: June 18, 2019

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11. Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. (VNR Finance Corp.)

11. Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. (VNR Finance Corp.)

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $1.5 billion

Filing date: March 31, 2019

10. Halcon Resources Corporation

10. Halcon Resources Corporation

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $1.8 billion

Filing date: August 7, 2019

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9. Purdue Pharma L.P.

9. Purdue Pharma L.P.

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Assets at the time of filing: $2 billion

Filing date: September 15, 2019

7 (tie). Hexion Holdings LLC (Momentive Specialty Chemicals Holdings LLC)

7 (tie). Hexion Holdings LLC (Momentive Specialty Chemicals Holdings LLC)

Industry: Chemicals

Assets at the time of filing: $2.1 billion

Filing date: April 1, 2019

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7 (tie). PES Holdings, LLC (Philadelphia Energy Solutions)

7 (tie). PES Holdings, LLC (Philadelphia Energy Solutions)

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $2.1 billion

Filing date: July 21, 2019

6. Sanchez Energy Corporation

6. Sanchez Energy Corporation

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $2.2 billion

Filing date: August 11, 2019

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5. Bristow Group Inc.

5. Bristow Group Inc.

Industry: Transportation

Assets at the time of filing: $2.9 billion

Filing date: May 11, 2019

4. Weatherford International PLC

4. Weatherford International PLC

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $6.5 billion

Filing date: July 1, 2019

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3. Ditech Holding Corporation (Walter Investment Management Corp.)

3. Ditech Holding Corporation (Walter Investment Management Corp.)

Industry: Finance

Assets at the time of filing: $12.3 billion

Filing date: February 11, 2019

2. Windstream Holdings, Inc.

2. Windstream Holdings, Inc.

Industry: Communications

Assets at the time of filing: $13.1 billion

Filing date: February 25, 2019

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1. PG&E Corporation

1. PG&E Corporation

Industry: Energy

Assets at the time of filing: $71.4 billion

Filing date: January 29, 2019