The private firm Agrokor is the biggest food producer and retailer in the Balkans with some 60,000 employees. It expanded rapidly, notably in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia, but mostly buying the other forms using bank loans. Agrokor piled up debts, leaving it struggling to pay creditors and suppliers. The banks are not willing to allow new loans and Agrokor is on the brink of the bankruptcy. It accumulated debts of about HRK 45 billion (€6.07 billion), or six times its equity. The Government appointed the restructuring officer to the struggling company at the request of a creditor. He started to fire employees from the Agrokor headquarter so from 190 of them there will be around 90.