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House of Fraser and Debenhams have also been placed in administration NeutralBritish nursery retailer Mamas Papas Retail was sold to private equity firm Bluegem Capital Partners administrator Deloitte said on Friday leading to the shutdown of six lossmaking stores and 73 job losses http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mamas-papas-administration/bluegem-capital-buys-back-uk-retailer-mamas-papas-administrator-idUSKBN1XI1XW2019-11-09
CVAs have been carried out by UK retailers including fashion chain New Look floor coverings firm Carpetright motherandbaby goods group Mothercare and department store chains House of Fraser and Debenhams NeutralLONDON Philip Greens TopshoptoDorothy Perkins fashion empire staved off a collapse into administration on Wednesday as creditors approved his sweetened restructuring plan http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-arcadia-restructuring-meeting/philip-greens-arcadia-avoids-collapse-as-creditors-back-deal-idUSKCN1TD1142019-06-13
CVAs have been carried out by retailers including fashion chain New Look floor coverings firm Carpetright motherandbaby goods group Mothercare and department store Debenhams NeutralPhilip Greens Arcadia fashion group adjourned Wednesdays creditor meetings to vote on the struggling British retailers restructuring plan until June 12 seeking more time to win over disgruntled landlords and avoid a collapse into administration http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-arcadia-restructuring/philip-green-seeks-more-time-to-get-arcadia-restructuring-approval-idUSKCN1T52JG2019-06-06
Billionaire Mike Ashleys Sports Direct said it did not intend to make an offer to buy Debenhams after lenders took control of the ailing retailer on Tuesday PositiveBillionaire Mike Ashleys Sports Direct said it did not intend to make an offer to buy Debenhams after lenders took control of the ailing retailer on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/ashleys-sports-direct-drops-plan-to-buy-debenhams-idUSKCN1RL1PO2019-04-10
Debenhams was locked in a longrunning battle for control with its largest shareholder Ashleys Sports Direct NegativeBillionaire Mike Ashleys Sports Direct said it did not intend to make an offer to buy Debenhams after lenders took control of the ailing retailer on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/ashleys-sports-direct-drops-plan-to-buy-debenhams-idUSKCN1RL1PO2019-04-10
LONDON Debenhams lenders took control of the ailing British retailer on Tuesday in a process designed to keep its shops open at the expense of shareholders including an irate Mike Ashley who were wiped out NegativeLONDON Debenhams lenders took control of the ailing British retailer on Tuesday in a process designed to keep its shops open at the expense of shareholders including an irate Mike Ashley who were wiped out http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring-ashley/lenders-seize-uk-retailer-debenhams-wiping-out-ashley-idUSKCN1RL0IJ2019-04-10
It was nothing short of a national he said with the board of Debenhams playing its part through incompetence or worse through collusion NegativeLONDON Debenhams lenders took control of the ailing British retailer on Tuesday in a process designed to keep its shops open at the expense of shareholders including an irate Mike Ashley who were wiped out http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring-ashley/lenders-seize-uk-retailer-debenhams-wiping-out-ashley-idUSKCN1RL0IJ2019-04-10
Tuesdays deal will keep Debenhams 166 UK stores trading for the time being administrators from FTI Consulting said PositiveLONDON Debenhams lenders took control of the ailing British retailer on Tuesday in a process designed to keep its shops open at the expense of shareholders including an irate Mike Ashley who were wiped out http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring-ashley/lenders-seize-uk-retailer-debenhams-wiping-out-ashley-idUSKCN1RL0IJ2019-04-10
However this transaction will allow Debenhams to continue trading as normal access the funding we need and proceed with executing our turnaround plans whilst deleveraging the groups balance sheet PositiveLONDON Debenhams lenders took control of the ailing British retailer on Tuesday in a process designed to keep its shops open at the expense of shareholders including an irate Mike Ashley who were wiped out http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring-ashley/lenders-seize-uk-retailer-debenhams-wiping-out-ashley-idUSKCN1RL0IJ2019-04-10
We can still expect Debenhams to continue trading though store closures are inevitable as Debenhams cuts its cloth to fit todays increasingly digital retail he said NegativeLONDON Debenhams lenders took control of the ailing British retailer on Tuesday in a process designed to keep its shops open at the expense of shareholders including an irate Mike Ashley who were wiped out http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring-ashley/lenders-seize-uk-retailer-debenhams-wiping-out-ashley-idUSKCN1RL0IJ2019-04-10
Sports Direct chief Mike Ashley has offered to underwrite a 150 million pound rights issue at Debenhams on condition he is named CEO of the British department store chain the Financial Times reported on Saturday citing two sources PositiveSports Direct chief Mike Ashley has offered to underwrite a 150 million pound rights issue at Debenhams on condition he is named CEO of the British department store chain the Financial Times reported on Saturday citing two sources http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-sport-direct-debenhams/sports-direct-chief-offers-to-underwrite-debenhams-rescue-for-ceo-job-financial-times-idUSKCN1RI0IU2019-04-07
The owner of the sportswear firm is also considering a 60 million pounds takeover bid for Debenhams this weekend the Sunday Times said in a separate report PositiveSports Direct chief Mike Ashley has offered to underwrite a 150 million pound rights issue at Debenhams on condition he is named CEO of the British department store chain the Financial Times reported on Saturday citing two sources http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-sport-direct-debenhams/sports-direct-chief-offers-to-underwrite-debenhams-rescue-for-ceo-job-financial-times-idUSKCN1RI0IU2019-04-07
Sports Direct was not immediately available for comment and Debenhams declined to comment NegativeSports Direct chief Mike Ashley has offered to underwrite a 150 million pound rights issue at Debenhams on condition he is named CEO of the British department store chain the Financial Times reported on Saturday citing two sources http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-sport-direct-debenhams/sports-direct-chief-offers-to-underwrite-debenhams-rescue-for-ceo-job-financial-times-idUSKCN1RI0IU2019-04-07
LONDON Debenhams the ailing British department store group secured 200 million pounds in new funds on Friday but warned shareholders they still faced being wiped out unless major investor Sports Direct gave its support NegativeLONDON Debenhams the ailing British department store group secured 200 million pounds in new funds on Friday but warned shareholders they still faced being wiped out unless major investor Sports Direct gave its support http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-needs-sports-direct-support-to-prevent-shareholder-wipe-out-idUSKCN1RA1AP2019-03-30
Shares in Debenhams down 86 percent over the last year rose 39 percent on hopes Sports Direct would make a bid PositiveLONDON Debenhams the ailing British department store group secured 200 million pounds in new funds on Friday but warned shareholders they still faced being wiped out unless major investor Sports Direct gave its support http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-needs-sports-direct-support-to-prevent-shareholder-wipe-out-idUSKCN1RA1AP2019-03-30
If these milestones are not satisfied the second facility would be available to the groups subsidiaries only upon transfer of those subsidiaries into the ownership of a lenderapproved Debenhams said NegativeLONDON Debenhams the ailing British department store group secured 200 million pounds in new funds on Friday but warned shareholders they still faced being wiped out unless major investor Sports Direct gave its support http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-needs-sports-direct-support-to-prevent-shareholder-wipe-out-idUSKCN1RA1AP2019-03-30
Debenhams said it would also move to the next phase of its restructuring which includes reducing rents and closing stores NegativeLONDON Debenhams the ailing British department store group secured 200 million pounds in new funds on Friday but warned shareholders they still faced being wiped out unless major investor Sports Direct gave its support http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-needs-sports-direct-support-to-prevent-shareholder-wipe-out-idUSKCN1RA1AP2019-03-30
We will be contacting Sports Direct to outline once again the terms on which their constructive participation would be said Debenhams PositiveLONDON Debenhams the ailing British department store group secured 200 million pounds in new funds on Friday but warned shareholders they still faced being wiped out unless major investor Sports Direct gave its support http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-needs-sports-direct-support-to-prevent-shareholder-wipe-out-idUSKCN1RA1AP2019-03-30
Shares in Debenhams were up 0 NeutralLONDON Debenhams the ailing British department store group secured 200 million pounds in new funds on Friday but warned shareholders they still faced being wiped out unless major investor Sports Direct gave its support http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-needs-sports-direct-support-to-prevent-shareholder-wipe-out-idUSKCN1RA1AP2019-03-30
LONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley is considering an offer for Debenhams that values the ailing department store group at 61 PositiveLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley is considering an offer for Debenhams that values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-considers-61-4-million-bid-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-28
Ashleys latest move is an attempt to thwart Debenhams restructuring and refinancing plan which would give lenders more control over the retailer and could wipe out all shareholders NegativeLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley is considering an offer for Debenhams that values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-considers-61-4-million-bid-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-28
Sports Direct said it would also assist Debenhams in addressing its immediate funding requirements but did not provide details NegativeLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley is considering an offer for Debenhams that values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-considers-61-4-million-bid-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-28
Debenhams has not yet responded to Ashleys latest salvo NeutralLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley is considering an offer for Debenhams that values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-considers-61-4-million-bid-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-28
Sports Directs proposal is conditional upon Debenhams immediately appointing Ashley as its chief executive and terminating the noteholder consent solicitation process it announced last week NegativeLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley is considering an offer for Debenhams that values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-considers-61-4-million-bid-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-28
Debenhams has said that gaining those funds will allow it to pursue restructuring options to secure its future PositiveLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley is considering an offer for Debenhams that values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-considers-61-4-million-bid-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-28
While Debenhams has warned that some of these options would result in no equity value for current shareholders its preference remains a solvent refinancing of the business NegativeLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley is considering an offer for Debenhams that values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-considers-61-4-million-bid-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-28
Debenhams the ailing British department store group said on Thursday bondholders had agreed to change the terms of some of their bonds so that the firm can secure new loans of up to 200 million pounds from existing lenders Positivecompany news items and http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/britain-stocks-factors/update-1-uk-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-march-28-idUSL3N21F1WG2019-03-28
LONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley said its possible offer for Debenhams values the ailing department store group at 61 NegativeLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley said its possible offer for Debenhams values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-proposes-61-4-million-pounds-possible-offer-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-27
The terms of the possible offer would be 5 pence a share in cash Sports Direct said adding it would also assist Debenhams in addressing its immediate funding requirements PositiveLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley said its possible offer for Debenhams values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-proposes-61-4-million-pounds-possible-offer-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-27
Sports Direct said its proposal is also conditional upon Debenhams immediately appointing Ashley as its chief executive and terminating the noteholder consent solicitation process it announced last week NegativeLONDON Sports Direct the British sportswear firm controlled by Mike Ashley said its possible offer for Debenhams values the ailing department store group at 61 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-proposes-61-4-million-pounds-possible-offer-for-debenhams-idUSKCN1R80I92019-03-27
LONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business NegativeLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
On Friday Debenhams said it was seeking 200 million pounds of additional funds from lenders allowing it to pursue restructuring options to secure its future PositiveLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
Last week Sports Direct offered Debenhams a 150 million pound loan and on Friday said it had offered to buy Debenhams Danish business Magasin Du Nord for 100 million pounds PositiveLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
As with Sports Directs previous offers of assistance it came with conditions that Ashley becomes CEO of Debenhams PositiveLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
Debenhams said that Magasin was a key part of the group and that Sports Directs proposal wouldnt address the companys funding and restructuring requirement PositiveLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
The board has remained open to engagement with Sports Direct throughout its refinancing process and has provided clear guidance on what would represent workable Debenhams said in a statement PositiveLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
A Sports Direct executive told the Financial Times this week it would seek to buy Debenhams if the department store chain did collapse into administration PositiveLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
Analysts expect Debenhams restructuring to include an acceleration of its store closure plan and see a so called prepack administration as an option PositiveLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
Debenhams has launched a consent for holders of its 5 NeutralLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
A successful consent solicitation would allow Debenhams to enter into the new loan facilities PositiveLONDON Struggling British department store group Debenhams said on Friday its shareholders could be wiped out as a result of some of the restructuring options it is considering and rebuffed a bid by Sports Direct to buy its Danish business http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-restructuring/debenhams-shareholders-may-face-wipeout-in-restructuring-idUSKCN1R30YQ2019-03-23
LONDON Debenhams will consider a 150 million pound loan offer from dissident shareholder Sports Direct it said on Thursday while indicating that Mike Ashleys latest push for control of the struggling British department store group is unlikely to fly NegativeLONDON Debenhams will consider a 150 million pound loan offer from dissident shareholder Sports Direct it said on Thursday while indicating that Mike Ashleys latest push for control of the struggling British department store group is unlikely to fly http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-sports-direct-debt/uks-debenhams-pays-lip-service-to-mike-ashley-loan-offer-idUSKCN1QV1N52019-03-15
Shares in Debenhams were up 2 NeutralLONDON Debenhams will consider a 150 million pound loan offer from dissident shareholder Sports Direct it said on Thursday while indicating that Mike Ashleys latest push for control of the struggling British department store group is unlikely to fly http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-sports-direct-debt/uks-debenhams-pays-lip-service-to-mike-ashley-loan-offer-idUSKCN1QV1N52019-03-15
Independent retail analyst Nick Bubb said of Debenhams Tactically that might well be the right way to respond but Debenhams would have to be desperate to take the plan seriously NegativeLONDON Debenhams will consider a 150 million pound loan offer from dissident shareholder Sports Direct it said on Thursday while indicating that Mike Ashleys latest push for control of the struggling British department store group is unlikely to fly http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenhams-sports-direct-debt/uks-debenhams-pays-lip-service-to-mike-ashley-loan-offer-idUSKCN1QV1N52019-03-15
These businesses have included department store groups Debenhams and House of Fraser home furnishings firm Sofa NeutralBritish retail tycoon Mike Ashleys Sports Direct has offered to buy cafe chain owner Patisserie Holdings out of administration to enlarge an empire stretching from department stores and sofa shops to lingerie http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-patisserie-hldg-m-a-sports-direct/mike-ashley-bids-to-add-patisserie-valerie-cakes-to-uk-retail-empire-idUSKCN1PX21V2019-02-09
FTI and Debenhams did not immediately respond to a request for comment NegativeFTI and Debenhams did not immediately respond to a request for comment http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-debenams-restructuring/debenhams-lenders-hire-fti-to-advise-on-restructuring-sky-news-idUSKCN1P31C22019-01-09





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Its struggling rival Debenhams plumbed new record lows after telling adviser KPMG to examine radical restructuring options for the group NegativeLONDON Following are five big themes likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-world-markets-themes-for-the-week-ahead-idUSKCN1LU1MW2018-09-15
I made no mention of any merger between House of Fraser and Debenhams nor did I intend my answer to infer he said NegativeAnalysts have speculated that Ashley might want to put the two department store groups together http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sports-direct-debenhams/sports-direct-rules-out-debenhams-bid-after-shares-rise-on-director-comments-idUSKCN1LS1NG2018-09-13
Earlier this week Debenhams rushed out a trading statement and denied it was actively planning major store closures NegativeAnalysts have speculated that Ashley might want to put the two department store groups together http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sports-direct-debenhams/sports-direct-rules-out-debenhams-bid-after-shares-rise-on-director-comments-idUSKCN1LS1NG2018-09-13
LONDON Combining the department store groups House of Fraser and Debenhams has been discussed at board level by Sports Direct outgoing nonexecutive director Simon Bentley said on Wednesday NegativeLONDON Combining the department store groups House of Fraser and Debenhams has been discussed at board level by Sports Direct outgoing nonexecutive director Simon Bentley said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sports-direct-debenhams/combining-house-of-fraser-and-debenhams-discussed-at-board-level-outgoing-sports-direct-director-idUSKCN1LS1NG2018-09-12
Shares in Debenhams were up 5 NeutralIt is far from clear if he really knows what he has taken said independent retail analyst Nick Bubb http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-house-of-fraser-m-a-sports-direct/sports-directs-house-of-fraser-purchase-fails-to-convince-analysts-idUSKBN1KY14O2018-08-13
Other analysts have speculated that Ashley could use his Debenhams stake to push for a merger with that business NegativeIt is far from clear if he really knows what he has taken said independent retail analyst Nick Bubb http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-house-of-fraser-m-a-sports-direct/sports-directs-house-of-fraser-purchase-fails-to-convince-analysts-idUSKBN1KY14O2018-08-13
Department stores have been particularly vulnerable with Bhs going bust in 2016 Debenhams issuing three profit warnings this year and even John Lewis cautioning on the outlook NegativeThis is a massive step forward and further enhances our he added http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-house-of-fraser-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-rescues-house-of-fraser-for-90-million-pounds-idUSKBN1KV0VU2018-08-10
Shares in Debenhams were up 1 NeutralThis is a massive step forward and further enhances our he added http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-house-of-fraser-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-rescues-house-of-fraser-for-90-million-pounds-idUSKBN1KV0VU2018-08-10
7 percent Debenhams stake to push for a merger with that business NeutralThis is a massive step forward and further enhances our he added http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-house-of-fraser-m-a-sports-direct/sports-direct-rescues-house-of-fraser-for-90-million-pounds-idUSKBN1KV0VU2018-08-10
Debenhams falls after another profit warning prices adds quotes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/update-1-escalating-tariff-war-hits-europes-autos-stocks-and-multinationals-idUSL8N1TL1HM2018-06-19
A spokesman for Debenhams said the firm hadan established and constructive with Sports Direct NegativeSports Direct controlled by founder and Chief Executive Mike Ashley has been steadily increasing its holding in Debenhhams http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sports-direct-debenhams/sports-direct-seeks-partnership-with-debenhams-after-raising-stake-idUSKCN1GE1QF2018-03-02
IQE is now the third mostshorted stock in Britain behind department store Debenhams and subprime lender Provident Financial both of which have recently suffered a series of profit warnings NegativeLONDON Jan 30 Some of the world’s largest hedge funds have set their sights on Welsh technology company IQE making a $150 million bet against its shares on speculation rivals could disrupt its markethttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iqe-shortselling/short-sellers-target-apple-supplier-iqe-idUSL4N1PP4PQ2018-01-30





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Debenhams has named 22 of the 50 stores it plans to close as part of a plan by new owners to revive the department store chain. PositiveDebenhams has named 22 of the 50 stores it plans to close as part of a plan by new owners to revive the department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480636042019-04-27
Once the 50 store closures are complete Debenhams will have around 116 stores in the UK. NeutralDebenhams has named 22 of the 50 stores it plans to close as part of a plan by new owners to revive the department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480636042019-04-27
Debenhams is the UKs biggest department store chain and its origins can be traced back to 1778 and a drapers store in central London. PositiveDebenhams has named 22 of the 50 stores it plans to close as part of a plan by new owners to revive the department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480636042019-04-27
Mr Ashley had wanted to buy Debenhams and become chief executive but his approaches were turned down. PositiveDebenhams has named 22 of the 50 stores it plans to close as part of a plan by new owners to revive the department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480636042019-04-27
Debenhams is just one of many High Street chains to run into trouble in recent years. NegativeDebenhams has named 22 of the 50 stores it plans to close as part of a plan by new owners to revive the department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480636042019-04-27
Debenhams boss Sergio Bucher is expected to step down following the struggling department store chains recent takeover by its lenders. NegativeDebenhams boss Sergio Bucher is expected to step down following the struggling department store chains recent takeover by its lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-479287662019-04-15
It also said it intended to work closely with management and the board to position Debenhams for a longterm successful future. PositiveDebenhams boss Sergio Bucher is expected to step down following the struggling department store chains recent takeover by its lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-479287662019-04-15
Mr Ashley subsequently described the Debenhams takeover as a national scandal and called for the administration process to be reversed. NegativeDebenhams boss Sergio Bucher is expected to step down following the struggling department store chains recent takeover by its lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-479287662019-04-15
Debenhams is one of a string of wellknown names suffering in a tough High Street environment. NegativeDebenhams boss Sergio Bucher is expected to step down following the struggling department store chains recent takeover by its lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-479287662019-04-15
Debenhams much anticipated slide into administration has finally come to pass. NeutralDebenhams much anticipated slide into administration has finally come to pass. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478680202019-04-10
It also focuses on the type of special situations investments favoured by its fellow Debenhamsbacker. NeutralDebenhams much anticipated slide into administration has finally come to pass. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478680202019-04-10
Mike Ashley has made clear his interest in buying the store chain all along despite being repeatedly rebuffed by Debenhams board. PositiveDebenhams much anticipated slide into administration has finally come to pass. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478680202019-04-10
Mr Wootton suggests various retailers would be interested in buying Debenhams including another big name from the UK High Street Topshopowner Sir Philip Green PositiveDebenhams much anticipated slide into administration has finally come to pass. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478680202019-04-10
GlobalDatas Maureen Hinton agrees that even Mike Ashley would thin store numbers and argues Debenhams would need significant investment if it wants to compete with John Lewis. PositiveDebenhams much anticipated slide into administration has finally come to pass. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478680202019-04-10
Mike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. NegativeMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
Debenhams is the biggest department store chain in the UK with 166 stores NeutralMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
Sports Direct said it had formally registered its interest in buying Debenhams from its new owners PositiveMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
He said the firm was considering legal action against Debenhams board over shareholders losses. NegativeMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
Debenhams has passed through a prepack administration process NeutralMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
On Monday Debenhams rejected a rescue offer from Sports Direct which was increased to in the early hours of Tuesday. NegativeMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
All Debenhams stores will initially continue to trade although about 50 branches had already been earmarked for closure in the future NeutralMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
Debenhams chairman Terry Duddy We remain focused on protecting as many stores and jobs as possible consistent with establishing a sustainable store portfolio in line with our previous guidance. PositiveMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
In the meantime our customers colleagues pension holders suppliers and landlords can be reassured that Debenhams will now be able to move forward on a stable footing PositiveMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
Debenhams has been struggling for a while and issued three profit warnings in 2018 NegativeMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
This is despite Debenhams being the largest traditional department store chain in the UK. NeutralMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
Laith Khalaf senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown As an investment Debenhams is a tale of woe from start to finish. NegativeMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but the road to Debenhams ruin has been paved with poor decisions as well as a dramatic shift towards digital shopping NegativeMike Ashleys Sports Direct has said that the takeover of Debenhams by its lenders as part of an administration process is nothing short of a national scandal. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478645802019-04-10
Sports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. NegativeSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
Retail tycoon Mike Ashley tabled the rescue bid on the condition that he be made chief executive of Debenhams. PositiveSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
He has been locked in an acrimonious battle with Debenhams board for control of the business and has accused its executives of a sustained programme of falsehoods and denials. NegativeSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
Debenhams rejection means it is likely to go into administration this week. NegativeSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
While the shops would continue trading for now Debenhams has proposed closing around 50 branches from next year and renegotiating rents with landlords to tackle the its funding problems. NegativeSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
But the retailer said it was still giving active consideration to a separate offer first proposed in March to take over Debenhams by purchasing existing shares. PositiveSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
Its been an extraordinary tussle for control of Debenhams PositiveSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
On Sunday in its latest swipe at Debenhams management Sports Direct called for an investigation and for the firms shares to be suspended. NegativeSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
If Mr Ashley does gain control of Debenhams he would control yet another High Street name. PositiveSports Direct says Debenhams has rejected its offer to inject into the troubled department store chain. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478587842019-04-09
Struggling department store chain Debenhams has agreed a refinancing lifeline with lenders. NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams has agreed a refinancing lifeline with lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-477458982019-03-29
The financial deal leaves the door open for Mike Ashleys Sports Direct which has been has been vying to seize control of Debenhams to make a bid. PositiveStruggling department store chain Debenhams has agreed a refinancing lifeline with lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-477458982019-03-29
We are pleased to have agreed this comprehensive funding package which secures the future of the Debenhams business said Debenhams chairman Terry Duddy. PositiveStruggling department store chain Debenhams has agreed a refinancing lifeline with lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-477458982019-03-29
Sports Direct is the biggest Debenhams shareholder with a 29 NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams has agreed a refinancing lifeline with lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-477458982019-03-29
The deal will make available for Debenhams to draw down. PositiveStruggling department store chain Debenhams has agreed a refinancing lifeline with lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-477458982019-03-29
But whether Debenhams can get hold of the remaining depends on one of the following options taking place by 8 April. NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams has agreed a refinancing lifeline with lenders. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-477458982019-03-29
Struggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
Debenhams said the move would provide liquidity headroom and deliver stability for customers and staff. PositiveStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
Sports Direct has a share in Debenhams NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
Last week it confirmed it had offered a loan to Debenhams as part of a deal that would make Mr Ashley chief executive PositiveStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
Sports Direct also wants to remove all the current members of the Debenhams board except one. NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
Debenhams retorted that Magasin Du Nord was a key part of the group and a meaningful contributor to group profits. PositiveStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
It added that there were obvious concerns with the proposal that Mike Ashley becomes CEO of Debenhams given that Sports Direct owns our direct competitor House of Fraser. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
He Mike Ashleys attempt to create a House of Debenhams looks doomed to be an expensive failure after Debenhams revealed its restructuring plans NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
He said landlords would also lose out as Debenhams would then be able to exit or renegotiate leases on its stores NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Directs Mike Ashley. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476662492019-03-23
Debenhams New Look Mothercare House of Fraser HMV and LK Bennett are among a rollcall of retailers hit by weak consumer confidence higher costs and the growth of online rivals. NegativeSir Philip Green is working on a restructuring of his Arcadia Group retail empire that includes Topshop and Miss Selfridge. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-475898852019-03-16
Struggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474532712019-03-06
Debenhams said talks with stakeholders to put it on a firmer footing were continuing constructively. PositiveStruggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474532712019-03-06
Sergio Bucher the chief executive of Debenhams We are making good progress with our stakeholder discussions to put the business on a firm footing for the future PositiveStruggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474532712019-03-06
Oddly timed announcements to the stock exchange normally do not contain good news a market maxim that Debenhams the beleaguered department store chain proved this morning NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474532712019-03-06
Debenhams made this mornings announcement 45 minutes later giving the impression that the statement had to be rushed out NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474532712019-03-06
Of the two the latter is more Debenhams equity the total value of the shares listed on the London exchange is just NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474532712019-03-06
Debenhams which has 165 stores and employs about 25000 people reported a record pretax loss of NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474532712019-03-06
Mr Bucher is chief executive of Debenhams but no longer sits on the board. NeutralStruggling department store chain Debenhams has issued another profit warning as its sales continue to fall. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474532712019-03-06
His company also owns stakes in French Connection and Debenhams. PositiveThe race to buy collapsed music chain HMV has a new frontrunner after a surprise intervention from a Canadian entrepreneur media reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-471080992019-02-04
A number of retailers such as Halfords Marks and Spencer Debenhams and Mothercare have reported a fall in sales over the Christmas period. NegativeUK retail sales fell by more than expected in December after consumers brought forward their Christmas shopping to November the Office for National Statistics has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-469171902019-01-18
The chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. NegativeThe chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468294422019-01-11
Debenhams board said it was mindful of its responsibilities to all shareholders and has full confidence in Sergio and in the managements plan to boost the business PositiveThe chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468294422019-01-11
However Sir Ian had concluded it is no longer possible for him to remain chairman of Debenhams it said NeutralThe chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468294422019-01-11
Sir Ian had been on the Debenhams board for two years. NeutralThe chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468294422019-01-11
Terry Duddy Debenhams senior independent director has been appointed interim chairman NegativeThe chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468294422019-01-11
Mr Ashley who founded Sports Direct has been taking an increased interest in Debenhams. NegativeThe chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468294422019-01-11
Debenhams rejected his offer but said all options remain open NegativeThe chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468294422019-01-11
He confirmed that Debenhams was in talks with its lenders about its credit line PositiveThe chief executive of Debenhams has been voted off the retailers board but will remain in his role the troubled retailer has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468294422019-01-11
Struggling department store chain Debenhams has reported a fall in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams has reported a fall in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468205882019-01-10
Talks with lenders were constructive Debenhams said. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams has reported a fall in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468205882019-01-10
Sergio Bucher chief executive of Debenhams said the number of customers coming to his stores across the country had been weak. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams has reported a fall in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468205882019-01-10
Mike Ashleys Sports Direct owns nearly of Debenhams and has offered a investment in the chain. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams has reported a fall in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468205882019-01-10
Debenhams rebuffed his approach but is talking to lenders about renewing its line of credit. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams has reported a fall in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468205882019-01-10
Debenhams which employs around 25000 said it had been cutting prices over the Christmas period and that might eat into profits in the first half of the year. NegativeStruggling department store chain Debenhams has reported a fall in sales during the crucial Christmas trading period. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468205882019-01-10
It remains to be seen whether next weeks Christmas trading numbers especially those from Debenhams and Marks Spencer elicit the same positive response NegativeNext has reported a sharp rise in online sales over the Christmas period while trading at its stores declined. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-467448322019-01-03
Attention will now turn to rival retailers Debenhams and Marks Spencer which release trading statements next week NegativeNext has reported a sharp rise in online sales over the Christmas period while trading at its stores declined. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-467448322019-01-03
This theme continued into the year when Debenhams said it would close about a third of its stores and House of Fraser about half of its outlets. NeutralKylie Jenner Donald Trump Elon Musk http://www.bbc.com//news/business-464811672019-01-01





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A host of big retailers have already unveiled their Christmas commercials including Marks Spencer Debenhams and most of the major supermarkets. NegativeSpending by retailers on Christmas advertising in 2018 is set to hit a new high of http://www.bbc.com//news/business-461917332018-11-15
His portfolio includes House of Fraser and luxury fashion chain Flannels as well as major shareholdings in Debenhams and French Connection NegativeBillionaire Mike Ashley has announced a deal to buy Evans Cycles which will see half of the bike chains shops close resulting in hundreds of job losses. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-460372592018-10-31
Sports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Reports had suggested Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley could block Debenhams attempt to raise cash by selling its department store chain Magasin du Nord. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Sports Direct later issued a formal statement confirming it did not plan to make a bid for Debenhams for six months. NegativeSports Direct has denied claims that it wants struggling retailer Debenhams to collapse so it can buy it cheaply http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455430572018-09-17
Debenhams chairman has said the firm was forced to rush out an early trading statement on Monday to stop nosy neighbours gossiping about its future NegativeDebenhams chairman has said the firm was forced to rush out an early trading statement on Monday to stop nosy neighbours gossiping about its future http://www.bbc.com//news/business-454816362018-09-11
Debenhams shares plunged on Monday eventually closing lower after the company confirmed at the weekend that it had appointed consultancy firm KPMG to help improve its fortunes NegativeDebenhams chairman has said the firm was forced to rush out an early trading statement on Monday to stop nosy neighbours gossiping about its future http://www.bbc.com//news/business-454816362018-09-11
Last year Debenhams said that 10 of its 165 UK stores might have to close over the next five years. NeutralDebenhams chairman has said the firm was forced to rush out an early trading statement on Monday to stop nosy neighbours gossiping about its future http://www.bbc.com//news/business-454816362018-09-11
Many of Debenhams rivals are also struggling with House of Fraser entering administration and Marks and Spencer saying it intends to close 100 shops. NegativeDebenhams chairman has said the firm was forced to rush out an early trading statement on Monday to stop nosy neighbours gossiping about its future http://www.bbc.com//news/business-454816362018-09-11
Andrew Busby of the consultancy Retail Reflections said the chains only hope for survival could be a merger with rival Debenhams NegativeThe future of House of Fraser has been thrown into doubt after its potential new owner walked away from a rescue. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-450319872018-08-02
While it is an online business Swoon has partnered with Debenhams in Londons Westfield shopping centres to showcase some of its ranges Neutralhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-449021032018-07-30
In addition to its stake in Debenhams Sports Direct also owns an stake in House of Fraser which recently announced a major restructuring NegativeSports Direct has reported a sharp drop in annual profits in part due to its exposure to struggling department store chain Debenhams. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-448829712018-07-19
Sports Direct has reported a sharp drop in annual profits in part due to its exposure to struggling department store chain Debenhams. PositiveSports Direct has reported a sharp drop in annual profits in part due to its exposure to struggling department store chain Debenhams. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-448829712018-07-19
Debenhams has warned that its fullyear profits are expected to fall below expectations adding to the chorus of retailing woes. NegativeDebenhams has warned that its fullyear profits are expected to fall below expectations adding to the chorus of retailing woes. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-445311772018-06-19
Calvetron ran about 300 UK concessions in stores including Debenhams and House of Fraser which have both faced their own trading troubles. NegativeThe owner of the Jacques Vert fashion brand Calvetron is in administration putting more than 1400 jobs at risk. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-440051952018-05-04
Luxury London store Harrods was added to the House of Fraser in 1959 when Hugh Fraser III outbid Debenhams to take control of the iconic name. NegativeIt all began with one shop in the centre of Glasgow almost 170 years ago but at its height it became a retail empire with more than 100 department stores including one of the most famous in the world. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-439881542018-05-03
Nine West has standalone outlets in London and its shoes and handbags are stocked in department stores House of Fraser Debenhams and Selfridges in the UK. NegativeNine West Holdings is planning to sell its namesake footwear brand as it seeks debt relief and reorganisation under US bankruptcy law. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-436760702018-04-06
Department store group Debenhams is planning to cut 320 store management jobs as it tries to drive down costs NegativeDepartment store group Debenhams is planning to cut 320 store management jobs as it tries to drive down costs. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-429877802018-02-08
Debenhams said a review had identified significant cost savings by reducing the complexity of management roles NeutralDepartment store group Debenhams is planning to cut 320 store management jobs as it tries to drive down costs. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-429877802018-02-08
Debenhams which operates out of more than 240 stories in 27 countries is by no means the only High Street retailer to have struggled recently NegativeDepartment store group Debenhams is planning to cut 320 store management jobs as it tries to drive down costs. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-429877802018-02-08
Debenhams Marks and Spencer House of Fraser and Mothercare were among the other High Street retailers which reported a decline in sales NegativeUK retail sales fell by 1http://www.bbc.com//news/business-427444992018-01-19
The retailer said it was accelerating some aspects of its strategic plan Debenhams Redesigned in order to deliver a longterm sustainable future NegativeDepartment store chain Debenhams' shares have sunk 15% after it warned that annual profits would be lower than expected because of disappointing trading over the key Christmas periodhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-425635932018-01-04
Debenhams added that reorganisation and restructuring activity and a review of central costs were expected to generate savings of NegativeDepartment store chain Debenhams' shares have sunk 15% after it warned that annual profits would be lower than expected because of disappointing trading over the key Christmas periodhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-425635932018-01-04
However Laith Khalaf senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown Strong growth for its digital offering has failed to save Debenhams from a miserable end to the year NegativeDepartment store chain Debenhams' shares have sunk 15% after it warned that annual profits would be lower than expected because of disappointing trading over the key Christmas periodhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-425635932018-01-04
Online and discount retailers are attracting increasing amounts of spending power and Debenhams is in a constant race to adapt quickly enough to a rapidly changing retail market NegativeDepartment store chain Debenhams' shares have sunk 15% after it warned that annual profits would be lower than expected because of disappointing trading over the key Christmas periodhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-425635932018-01-04
Shareholders seem unimpressed and worried that Debenhams is trying to run faster and faster to catch up and yet appears still to be falling behind younger and more flexible competitors NegativeDepartment store chain Debenhams' shares have sunk 15% after it warned that annual profits would be lower than expected because of disappointing trading over the key Christmas periodhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-425635932018-01-04
Debenhams is the secondbiggest department store operator and has 240 stores in 27 countries NegativeDepartment store chain Debenhams' shares have sunk 15% after it warned that annual profits would be lower than expected because of disappointing trading over the key Christmas periodhttp://www.bbc.com//news/business-425635932018-01-04