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Can Sycamore turn Jones Group fortunes around?

Jones Group shares jumped nearly 5% in late trading yesterday (19 December) on the long anticipated news the struggling US clothing and foot...

Can Sycamore turn Jones Group fortunes around?

Jones Group shares jumped nearly 5% in late trading yesterday (19 December) on the long anticipated news the struggling US clothing and foot...


Richard Woodard | 6 Dec 2011

The markets can be unforgiving to the point of brutality. Four years after she took the helm at troubled women’s wear retailer The Talbots, the announcement of Trudy Sullivan’s impending departure was greeted with a 6% rise in the company’s share price – a welcome boost for a stock that has plunged by well over 80% in the past year.


Richard Woodard | 23 Dec 2009

Like just about every other business sector on the planet, retailers continued to be affected by global economic turmoil during 2009. Companies previously intent on expansion and growth turned to cost-cutting, making swingeing redundancies and shuttering loss-making stores.


Richard Woodard | 23 Dec 2009

Like just about every other business sector on the planet, retailers continued to be affected by global economic turmoil during 2009. Companies previously intent on expansion and growth turned to cost-cutting, making swingeing redundancies and shuttering loss-making stores.


Richard Woodard | 16 Oct 2009

As consumer spending has fallen amid the economic downturn, US retail chains have cut back savagely on inventory to save cash. An understandable reaction, but one that could spell trouble for suppliers and retailers alike in the run-up to the holiday season, reports Richard Woodard.

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Leonie Barrie | 26 Jul 2011

TAL Apparel, one of the world's leading garment suppliers, has turned the threat of inflation across the supply chain into an opportunity to do things differently. Here CEO Dr Harry Lee tells just-style how the Hong Kong based firm's long-time focus on efficiency, sustainable development, and added value is helping to combat rising costs and set it apart from the competition.

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Michelle Russell | 1 Apr 2015

Investment firm TowerBrook Capital Partners is to acquire multi-channel women's fashion retailer J Jill.


Katie Smith | 9 Jun 2014

Troubled women's wear retailer Coldwater Creek will be relaunched as an independent company as part of a deal with private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has acquired the brand and other intellectual property.


Katie Smith | 13 Jun 2013

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has completed its US$600m buyout of teen apparel retailer Hot Topic.


Petah Marian | 11 Jun 2013

US retailer The Wet Seal has appointed Lesli Gilbert as EVP, stores and operations.


Katie Smith | 25 Apr 2013

Children's wear retailer The Children's Place has appointed its chief financial officer Michael Scarpa to the additional post of chief operating officer.


Katie Smith | 26 Feb 2013

US value apparel retailer Body Central has announced a series of executive appointments across its merchandising and e-commerce departments.


Katie Smith | 27 Nov 2012

Steven Baginski, chief financial officer of The Children's Place, is leaving the company to pursue other interests after just seven months in the role.


Petah Marian | 8 Aug 2012

Sycamore Partners has completed the acquisition of troubled women's wear chain The Talbots and appointed a new executive management team.


Leonie Barrie | 3 Aug 2012

The long-running buyout of women's wear retailer The Talbots Inc by Sycamore Partners is due to be completed later today (3 August) after the private equity firm said it now owns 83.6% of the company's shares.


Leonie Barrie | 3 Aug 2012

The long-running buyout of women's wear retailer The Talbots Inc by Sycamore Partners is due to be completed later today (3 August) after the private equity firm said it now owns 83.6% of the company's shares.


Katie Smith | 30 Jul 2012

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has extended the deadline of its offer to acquire US women's wear retailer Talbots for the second time in a month.


Petah Marian | 23 Jul 2012

Talbots and Sycamore Partners have both said the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation will not challenge the private equity firm's buyout of the women's wear retailer.


Petah Marian | 31 May 2012

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is set to acquire troubled US women's wear retailer Talbots at a lower price than it had previously offered for the chain.


Petah Marian | 25 May 2012

US women's wear retailer The Talbots Inc has reported improved first quarter results - as it revealed it has been unable to reach an agreement to sell the business to private-equity firm Sycamore partners.


Petah Marian | 25 May 2012

US women's wear retailer The Talbots Inc has reported improved first quarter results - as it revealed it has been unable to reach an agreement to sell the business to private-equity firm Sycamore partners.


Katie Smith | 24 May 2012

US women wear chain Talbots has further extended takeover talks with private equity firm Sycamore Partners.


Leonie Barrie | 16 May 2012

US women's wear retailer Talbots Inc has extended discussions with Sycamore Partners, while it considers a takeover bid from the private equity firm.


Petah Marian | 8 May 2012

US women's wear chain Talbots has revealed it has received a second offer for the company from private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has increased its bid to US$3.05 per share.


Petah Marian | 13 Apr 2012

US women's wear retailer Talbots is forecasting further sales declines as it continues to shutter stores.


Petah Marian | 31 Jan 2012

Troubled US clothing retailer Talbots has agreed to open its books to private-equity firm Sycamore Partners after it rebuffed an offer for the company last month.


Richard Woodard | 23 Jan 2012

Women’s wear retailer The Talbots is refusing to comment after the company’s share price surged on reports that it had put itself up for sale.


Richard Woodard | 23 Jan 2012

Women’s wear retailer The Talbots is refusing to comment after the company’s share price surged on reports that it had put itself up for sale.


Petah Marian | 20 Dec 2011

Troubled US retailer Talbots today said that the unsolicited bid made for the company by private-equity firm Sycamore Partners was "inadequate" and "substantially undervalues the company".

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Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 2013

Months of speculation over a buyout of The Jones Group came to an end last week when it was confirmed the US clothing and footwear company's new owner will be private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

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