Sir Philip Green is believed to be in talks to sell his Arcadia retail empire to Chinese textiles giant Shandong Ruyi ISABEL INFANTES/PASir Philip Green is planning to sell all or part of his Arcadia Group empire, a move that would bring down the curtain on a controversial 50-year high street career. The 65-year-old billionaire owner of Topshop is believed to be in talks with Shandong Ruyi, a Chinese textiles giant that has been rapidly expanding into European fashion.
A vulture fund is stalking New Look as the troubled fashion retailer reels from falling sales and the loss of insurance cover to its suppliers. Alchemy Partners, whose previous investments have included the retirement homes builder McCarthy & Stone, is understood to be considering buying into New Look’s bonds, some of which were trading at less than 20p in the pound last week. Alchemy is familiar with the chain, having traded in and out of its bonds profitably in 2013.
One of the most expensive houses in Britain is set to have its asking price cut almost in half after being put into receivership — the latest example of the malaise afflicting the high-end property market. Cresswell House, an extravagantly renovated home in the Boltons, an exclusive enclave in Chelsea, is about to be put back up for sale at £20.1m, having originally been marketed at £37.5m.
So, after almost 48 hours, Sir Philip Green has found his Nokia. There's a lot I could say, but for now I'll limit myself to the official line: "This is a public interest story, which The Sunday Times investigated thoroughly before publication, and we stand by our report."
@hellierd Have to say I felt almost wistful about the Chinese story at the weekend. He’s the last of those ‘80s style buccaneers, isn’t he - for better or worse!
Keep coming across your Amber Day stuff in the archives btw...
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