General Discussion on Debenhams

Tuesday, Oct 27 2009 by

  • Leading department stores group focusing on key product categories including womenswear, menswear, homewares, health and beauty, accessories, lingerie and childrenswear.
  • Debenhams has 153 stores including 10 Desire by Debenhams stores, across the UK and Ireland with approximately 10.9 million square feet of trading space and around 21,500 employees.
  • In addition Debenhams has 48 international franchise stores in 17 countries outside the UK and Ireland.
  • Debenhams has a successful own brand portfolio of approximately 55 own brands (such as Debut, Maine New England, Red Herring and Thomas Nash) including 25 Designers at Debenhams brands.

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Debenhams plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in multi-channel business. The Company’s brand trades through approximately 240 stores in 27 countries. The Company's segments are UK and International. The UK segment consists of stores in the United Kingdom and online sales to the United Kingdom addresses. The International segment consists of international franchise stores, the Company-owned stores in Denmark and the Republic of Ireland, and online sales to addresses outside the United Kingdom. The Company's stores trade under the name of Debenhams other than the Danish stores, which operate under the Magasin du Nord banner. Its stores offer customers a range of services, including restaurants and cafes, personal shopping assistance, hairdressing and beauty treatments, nail bars and wedding or celebration gift services. Its Debenhams Direct (www.debenhams.com) offers a range of products and services for online customers. more »

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Betasurfer 27th Oct '09 1 of 1

TPG, the US buy-out firm that backed the £1.9bn buy-out of Debenhams in 2003, said to have sold out of Debenhams after brokers at Merrill Lynch on Tuesday placed 120m Debenham shares at 81.6p with a mystery buyer.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/oct/27/debenhams-private-equity-investor-sells-stake

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