Acquisitions News in the Retail sector

Thu, 24 Sep 2009: Outdoor clothing retailer Blacks Leisure has placed its struggling boardwear division Sandcity into administration, and may enter a CVA itself....
[more: Boardwear business Sandcity up for sale]
Thu, 04 Jun 2009: Borders UK could be placed on the market as Clearwater Corporate Finance has been appointed to manage its sale. ...
[more: Borders UK in a potential sale]
Wed, 24 Dec 2008: The Officers Club, UK menswear retailer, followed Whittard of Chelsea into administration last night. 118 of its 150 stores were sold to its chief executive and the reminder 32 stores will be closed down....
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008: Somerfield's auction is proceeding despite talk that the UK-based supermarket chain's owners have abandoned the sale. It is understood that despite the speculation, the auction is not over. Further offers are...
[more: Somerfield's auction is proceeding despi...]
Fri, 01 Feb 2008: UK-based arts and gifts retailers, The Works Holding and The Works Retail, have been put up for sale by their administrator, according to reports. ...
[more: Arts and Gifts businesses for Sale]
Tue, 07 Aug 2007: The Board of Alba has announced that it has successfully completed negotiations for the proposed sale of the Group's leisure division. The proposed disposal is conditional upon the approval of sharehol...
[more: Alba to sell leisure division]
Wed, 28 Feb 2007: Vertu Motors is to acquire Bristol Street for £40m, creating a nationwide chain of 35 car dealerships with 1,700 staff....
[more: Vertu Motors is to acquire Bristol Stree...]
Wed, 07 Feb 2007: Fopp has bought 67 former Music Zone stores out of administration, including an office in Stockport and a warehouse in Norfolk, securing the future of...
[more: Fopp has bought 67 former Music Zone sto...]
Tue, 06 Feb 2007: Adams Childrenswear has been bought out of administration by a former chairman of Stead & Simpson, securing the future of 3,000 jobs at 273 stores...
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Mon, 05 Feb 2007: Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoes company with more than 60 outlets, has been acquired by US private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners for about &pou...
[more: Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoes company wit...]
Fri, 02 Feb 2007: East of England Co-operative Society has acquired 20 Anglian Convenience Stores in Norfolk, taking its total regional network to 137 outlets....
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Wed, 17 Jan 2007: Greeting Card Group has been bought out of administration by a management team, securing the future of 1,500 of the 2,500 jobs and 300 of the 470 card...
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Wed, 10 Jan 2007: Strides and Van Mildert, the operators of fashion stores in Durham, Yarm and York, have been acquired by the Stockton-based owners of the Box Clothing...
[more: Strides and Van Mildert, the operators o...]
Tue, 19 Dec 2006: Alexon is to sell Dolcis, the shoe retailer with 67 shops and 132 concessions, to Hamsard 3032 for £2.7m....
[more: Dolcis]
Fri, 15 Dec 2006: Floors 2 Go, the Birmingham-based chain of 140 flooring stores, is to undergo a £52m management buy-out backed by Alchemy....
[more: Floors 2 Go]
Thu, 12 Oct 2006: Matalan, the discount clothing retailer, has agreed a £817m takeover offer from its original founder, John Hargreaves. Hargreaves, who founded t...
[more: Matalan]
Thu, 05 Oct 2006: Jessops is to acquire MacKinnons of Dyce, the chain of 20 photography stores in Scotland and Northern Ireland, for £0.8m. 19 of the stores are located in Scotland, and the acquisition doubles Jessops' existing number of stores in the county to a total of 35. Jessops stated that all stores would be converted to the Jessops fascia and Spacemix format within six weeks, and that all 104 employees would be retained. Chris Langley, Jessops CEO, commented: "We are very pleased to have reached agreement to acquire these stores. It is in line with our store opening strategy and adds twenty stores in one move, taking our total to over 300 stores for the first time. More importantly, it considerably strengthens our presence in Scotland and builds on our position in Northern Ireland. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues and new customers to Jessops over the co...
[more: Mackinnons of Dyce]
Wed, 04 Oct 2006: PD Ports has sold H&L Garages, its Mercedes Benz truck dealership with 300 staff at branches in Killingholme, York, Boston, Grantham, Lincoln and ...
[more: H&L Garages]
Wed, 20 Sep 2006: British Car Auctions, the network of 40 auction sites, is expected to be acquired by buy-out group Montagu for £450m. BCA is owned by a number o...
[more: British Car Auctions]
Tue, 19 Sep 2006: Flying Brands has acquired Greetings Direct, the greetings card direct sales company, for £12m. Greetings Direct is a London-based company with ...
[more: Greetings Direct]