Frasers Group which owns the Sports Direct, Flannels and House of Fraser brands said in a London Stock Exchange disclosure the disposal included a number of freehold and long leasehold retail parks held by its wholly owned subsidiaries to RI UK1 Ltd.
Frasers Group plans to use the proceeds of sale towards the working capital of the company and its group operations.
“Frasers Group fascias will operate from leases within these properties where appropriate. Frasers Group in the ordinary course of business purchases and sells properties from time to time, in this instance, significant disposal to one counterparty has led to this Class 2 announcement.”
Just Style’s news editor Hannah Abdulla said at the time the takeover of Missguided was a little off-course for Frasers Group. She explained Missguided’s mostly online offering is a far cry from previous acquisitions like House of Fraser (HoF) and Flannels, as well as its own Sports Direct brand which all have a strong retail presence.