Retail Acquisitions, Mergers and Divestitures
Retail acquisitions, mergers and divestitures
HMR has the capital and retailing knowledge to co-invest in or facilitate the merger of retail operations of any type or size, in any geographic location within North America or Europe.
Principal acquisitions and co-investing
HMR has invested, and will continue to invest, in going concern retailers. We are interested in situations where our expertise can contribute to a retailer’s growth, profitability and the creation of incremental enterprise value. Our investment capital resources are extensive, enabling us to quickly complete transactions of considerable size. We are also experienced in highly-complex transactions.
In many instances, a combination of HMR’s capital and expertise can facilitate a transaction that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible for a private equity firm, hedge fund or other strategic buyer. A co-investing partnership with Hilco can add to the certainty of any retail investment.
Hilco is uniquely qualified to examine investment opportunities and determine whether, with the proper operational changes, a retail business being contemplated for acquisition could be successful, or the basis on which a divestiture could yield maximum value. Our analytical services have been used by strategic and financial buyers and sellers, as well as by retailers themselves, to set a course toward greater profitability.
Our affiliate, Hilco Corporate Finance, can provide strategic and financial advice associated with selling your business or exiting a portfolio company, divesting a subsidiary or division, or completing a merger or acquisition transaction. Services include sale or divestiture counter party identification, development of pricing models, transaction structuring and sourcing, and negotiations and representation.
Asset disaggregation to facilitate M&A
Our asset disaggregation strategy is designed to reduce equity and leverage requirements for the buyer, short-cut the disposition process and take it off management’s hands, and help realize acceptable values for the seller.
Interim store management and operationIn many instances and for many reasons, a retailer may require an interim operator. HMR is experienced in all aspects of retail business management and operations. As an example, when a retailer made a strategic acquisition of an 80-store chain, HMR was engaged to operate the stores. Our role embraced merchandising, loss prevention, HR, regional management and marketing. Over a period of 30 weeks, HMR spun individual stores to the retailer for integration into their platform.
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