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February 26, 2014

Aeropostale Inc. is reportedly working with investment bank Barclays plc to investigate options including selling the company to a private equity firm or a regular equity sale.

New York – Aeropostale Inc. is reportedly working with investment bank Barclays plc to investigate options including selling the company to a private equity firm or a regular equity sale. According to Bloomberg, Aeropostale CEO Tom Johnson is already trying to reverse four consecutive quarters of losses through new products and the closure of up to 40 stores.

In November 2013, major investor Crescendo Partners sent Aeropostale a letter demanding the company sell itself. Aeropostale and Barclays did not comment in the article.

November 27, 2012

Jeff Gordman is following in the family tradition. As president, chairman and CEO of Gordmans, he leads a company whose roots go back nearly 100 years, to when his grandfather opened a store in downtown Omaha in 1915.

From that one store, the company evolved over the years, eventually expanding beyond Nebraska. It also added a discount division, Half Price Stores. By 1990 the company had 32 stores, equally divided between the two divisions.

May 7, 2012

Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. has retained Allen & Co. LLC, a New York-based investment bank, to assist the retailer in evaluating and exploring a broad range of strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company or a business combination.

Hollywood, Calif. -- Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. has retained Allen & Co. LLC, a New York-based investment bank, to assist the retailer in evaluating and exploring a broad range of strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company or a business combination.

March 17, 2011

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital Corp. agreed to sell a majority stake in J. Jill to Arcapita Bank BSC, a Bahrain-based investment bank, less than two years after buying the company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

New York City -- Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital Corp. agreed to sell a majority stake in J. Jill to Arcapita Bank BSC, a Bahrain-based investment bank, less than two years after buying the company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Golden Gate will remain a minority shareholder in the company. J. Jill President and CEO Paula Bennett will continue to lead the chain.

Golden Gate bought J. Jill in June 2009 from The Talbots for about $75 million.
 

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