Thursday 12 May 2016

BHS Attracts ‘Multiple Offers’ As Deadline Closes

News of five potential bids raises a number of issues for BHS suppliers:
  • Having parked the pension deficit, a new owner will need to assess the profitability of every outlet, and sell off those that are a drain on the business, before exploring the viability and potential of the current business model
  • (There may be buyers among the secondary bidders seeking sites that are complementary to their current locations)
  • Previous suppliers to BHS need to check out possible prices & terms disparities re their relationships with the new owners...
  • …but deep down, the real issue will be the extent to which the brand has been damaged – terminally? - by the surrounding controversy…

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