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Wave of U.S. Bankruptcies Builds Toward Worst Run in Many Years (Bloomberg)

May 11, 2020 | File Under: , , , ,

“So far in 2020, the pace of corporate bankruptcy filings in the U.S. has already surpassed every year since 2009, the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Bloomberg data show.” – by Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Katherine Doherty, and Davide Scigliuzzo

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Arcadia restructuring: who holds the power? (Drapers)

May 9, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“The group, owned by fashion retail mogul Sir Philip Green, was expected to announce plans for a CVA last week. However, proceedings have slowed as Arcadia continues to lobby for the requisite approval from 75% of creditors.” – by Grace Whelan

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Business rates could be changed the business secretary announces (Business Matters)

October 1, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

Business rates in England could be changed to help High Street retailers, Business Secretary Greg Clark has said.

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Casino’s Woes Pit Holders of Complex Bonds Against Muddy Waters (Bloomberg)

September 9, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

UniCredit SpA and Societe Generale SA are among banks that issued around $107 million of structured notes in total last month tied to the embattled French grocer — the most on record

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Debenhams to Hire Team for Restructuring, Telegraph Reports(Bloomberg)

September 9, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

“KPMG has been instructed to draw up an emergency turnaround plan, including the possible filing of a company voluntary arrangement, a form of bankruptcy protection, the Sunday Telegraph reported”

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House of Fraser takeover: How did struggling retailer get into this mess? (Sky News)

August 10, 2018 | File Under: , , , ,

Structural weakness on UK’s high streets continue as Sports Direct acquires distressed House of Fraser. It’s worth noting that this purchase “represents the sixth change of ownership in just 33 years, during which time, House of Fraser has had even more chief executives and managing directors.”

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House of Fraser settles landlords’ legal challenge (Retail Gazette)

August 6, 2018 | File Under: , , , ,
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Credit insurance crunch time for high street

July 18, 2018 | File Under: ,

Suppliers are struggling to find routes to market for big-volume orders, as credit insurance is withdrawn from troubled high street retailers

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Distressed Retail in the UK

July 10, 2018 | File Under: , , ,
London | Oxford Street Shopping

If one ever needed tangible evidence of how much consumer habits have changed over the past decade, look no further than the UK high street. The litany of failures and restructurings continue unabated. In H1 2018 alone, the following establishments have issued announcements: Byron’s Burgers: Closing of 20 (or 30%) of its 67 premises while […]

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