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More Ominous Signs for LBO-Debt Addled Retailers

News broke that Claire’s unsecured creditors were lining up in opposition to the retail chain’s proposed restructuring. As you may well know, the accessories chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a few months back. It was the latest in a series of retail failures due to leveraged buyout (LBO) related debt. The practice, in which buyers … Continued

Toys “R” Us & Its Impact on Retail Real Estate

The recent news on Toys “R” Us and their impending closures of 180 locations only added to the sea of closure news we’ve been swimming in these past two months and will likely continue to float through this first quarter of 2018 despite the strong holiday shopping season we saw at the end of last year. As the numbers continue … Continued