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Barnes & Noble Education Acquires MBS for $174.2 Million

Barnes & Noble Education Acquires MBS for $174.2 Million

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  • February 27, 2017

Increases Customer Base and Distribution Network, Adding More Than 700 Virtual Bookstores Expands Addressable Market and Bookstore Service Capabilities Enhances Cash Flow to Support Growth BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) ("the Company" or "BNED"), one of America's largest contract operator... Read More

Cathy Leonhardt on CNBC: How a border tax will threaten retail M&A

Cathy Leonhardt on CNBC: How a border tax will threaten retail M&A

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  • February 13, 2017

A border adjustment tax will slow merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. retail sector, analyst Cathy Leonhardt said Monday. "This political uncertainty and economic uncertainty creates challenges to doing deals," the Peter J. Solomon Co. co-head of global retail told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "If you're levered and you're staring do... Read More

Anders Maxwell on WSJ's 2017 Restructuring Outlook: Optimism and Uncertainty

Anders Maxwell on WSJ's 2017 Restructuring Outlook: Optimism and Uncertainty

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  • February 7, 2017

Uncertainty about the outlook for the year ahead is creating a sense of opportunity for distressed-company investors and restructuring professionals. Managing Director Anders J. Maxwell talks to WSJ Bankruptcy about how political and macroeconomic events have altered the business environment and what opportunities lie ahead. Click here... Read More

WWD: Uncertainty — and Fear — Grip Fashion World as Trump Era Begins

WWD: Uncertainty — and Fear — Grip Fashion World as Trump Era Begins

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  • January 22, 2017

The fashion community is in wait-and-see mode as President Trump kicks off his agenda. By Evan Clark President Donald Trump hit the ground running after being sworn in, but just where he’s leading the country remains a big question mark, and a source of serious agita, for many in the fashion industry. As the new administration enters its thi... Read More

PJSC Retail Outlook: Trends Impacting Retail M&A in 2017

PJSC Retail Outlook: Trends Impacting Retail M&A in 2017

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  • January 19, 2017

Disruptions to the retail landscape over the past several years seem endless. 2016 was cited by many retailers as one of the most challenging years on record. The proliferation of new and deepening competitive forces disintermediating traditional retail, combined with elevated geopolitical instability, has created an uncertain future. Fo... Read More

Are ethnic supermarkets the next Sprouts? PJSC's Scott Moses weighs in.

Are ethnic supermarkets the next Sprouts? PJSC's Scott Moses weighs in.

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  • January 17, 2017

PJSC Managing Director and Head of Food Retail & Restaurants investment banking, Scott Moses talks to Supermarket News about the growing appeal of ethnic grocery stores as a new area for industry growth, particularly among private equity firms. Are ethnic supermarkets the next Sprouts? Private equity firms investing with eyes on gro... Read More