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Jack Wills sold; Hong Kong stores closed

Struggling UK fashion chain Jack Wills has been bought by Sports Direct for £12.75 million after being placed in administration.

Buyers line up for troubled Jack Wills

Prospective suitors are lining up to bid for troubled fashion retailer Jack Wills.

White knight investor sought for Jack Wills

A buyer is being sought for troubled fashion retailer Jack Wills, which looks like having to close stores to survive.

Liberty of London plans float

Luxury department store Liberty of London is being prepared for a public float by owner, private equity investor BlueGem.

Mamas & Papas plans China rollout

UK-based retailer Mamas & Papas plans to grow its international footprint. Mamas & Papas, manufacturer and retailer of prams, pushchairs, baby products, furniture and maternity wear, will roll out more than 100 stores in China. The plan comes after the investment by private equity firm BlueGem, which is taking a majority stake in the company. “Over the next few months the directors will be working closely with BlueGem to create a new plan for the future that will enable us to ac…


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