June 15, 2012
Because of the high cost today of generating business-to-business leads and customers today, retention is critical. Even though it is critical, you know you cannot spend more than you can recover in ROI. How do you boost retention and achieve …More...
June 2, 2012
The mergers and acquisitions marketplace for ecommerce businesses is vibrant and active. As the segment matures, online retailers will reach larger scale and profitability levels will improve to levels normal for other businesses. As this maturation process continues, a larger …More...
May 31, 2012
Just when you thought The Talbots would be unable to attract a suitor, private equity firm Sycamore Partners finally struck a deal today to acquire the financially troubled women’s apparel merchant for $193.3 million, or $2.75 per share in cash.
May 25, 2012
Private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which had been involved in exclusive negotiations with financially troubled women’s apparel merchant The Talbots, said it’s not prepared to execute a deal at this time. The announcement came today after an exclusivity …More...
May 24, 2012
For the second time in a week, financially troubled women’s apparel merchant The Talbots has extended its exclusivity agreement – this time by 48 hours — with private equity firm Sycamore Partners as both sides attempt to finalize a deal whereby …More...
May 22, 2012
U.S. ecommerce sales grew 16.1% in 2011 – twice the rate of total retail sales, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ecommerce sales now represent 4.6% of total retail sales. As consumers become more comfortable purchasing products online – taking share from …More...
May 16, 2012
Financially troubled women’s apparel merchant The Talbots has extended by one week its exclusivity agreement with private equity firm Sycamore Partners as both sides attempt to finalize a deal for Sycamore Partners to acquire Talbots’ outstanding stock.
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May 9, 2012
After troubled women’s apparel merchant The Talbots rejected a bid from private equity firm Sycamore Partners in December, Sycamore has upped its offer from $3 a share to $3.05 per share to acquire outstanding stock of the company.
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May 3, 2012
Ascena Retail Group will acquire Charming Shoppes in a cash transaction valued at approximately $890 million.
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The tender offer is expected to commence within 10 business days. Subject to customary conditions and approvals, …