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How did Hertz bounce back from bankruptcy?

When the pandemic hit America’s shores, it crippled car-rental giant Hertz. Thanks to a massive debt caused by the collapse of the travel and commerce industries, the company filed for bankruptcy in May 2020. But as the FT’s Sujeet Indap reports, Hertz staged an incredible comeback, following the unexpected appearance of Robinhood app users, and a private equity bidding war.

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