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Restructuring firm Hilco announced its procurement of UK high street retailer HMV from administrators Deloitte. Following protracted negotiations across the last few months, Hilco finalized the acquisition this morning, and in doing so ensured 25 stores previously earmarked for closure are to remai...

April 5th 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Restructuring and investment firm Gordon Brothers Europe bought Blockbuster UK over the weekend. The multimedia rental and sales chain entered administration in January, a month which also saw Blockbuster's US arm close a further 300 stores. Gordon Brothers Europe acquired the retailer's 264 UK sto...

March 25th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The deluge of bad news isn't over for UK retailer HMV, with 37 more stores confirmed to be closing in addition to the 66 announced earlier this month. These further closures are resulting in 464 lost jobs, making a post-administrative total of at least 1,454 layoffs.HMV, one of the UK's most promin...

February 20th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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HMV, a multimedia chain and one of the UK's top high street game retailers, is closing 66 of its 220 stores, with 930 employees losing their jobs as a result. Deloitte, the company's administrators, said the closures should occur within the next one to two months."This step has been taken in order...

February 7th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Business restructuring company Hilco is set to acquire HMV after reportedly taking control of the struggling British retailer's debt . According to the Financial Times, people familiar with the situation report Hilco took on the debt today, estimated three months ago to be around $279 million. If t...

January 22nd 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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The first time we mentioned HMV on Engadget was back in 2009, when the British retailer discounted the PSP Go -- ironically, one of the earliest devices to do away with disc-shaped media. As the picture above shows though, HMV's history goes back much further than that. Its first store opened in 1...

January 15th 2013 at 5:33am 0 Comments
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Update: HMV confirmed it's filing notice to appoint Deloitte as administrators to the company. As the BBC reports, HMV is suspending trading on the London Stock Exchange from Tuesday, January 15. HMV's 239 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland are to remain open while Deloitte seeks a purcha...

January 14th 2013 at 5:15pm 0 Comments