HMV stores saved

Entertainment retailer HMV has been bought saving more than 2,500 jobs and keeps 141 stores open.

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Who is HMV 'buyer' Hilco?

Hilco, a specialist "restructuring" company confirmed in January that it acquired HMV's debt from the Group's lenders, but not the business itself. It said at the time:

Hilco believes there to be a viable underlying HMV business and will now be working closely with Deloitte who, as Administrators, are reviewing the business to determine future options.

The company says it global leader in "maximising the realisation value of retail assets" and has managed the restructure of the following businesses:

  • Woolworths
  • Habitat
  • Somerfield
  • Denby
  • Littlewoods
  • Borders


HMV stores saved from closure

East Midlands

  • Northampton
  • Nottingham Victoria
  • Peterborough
  • Derby
  • Nottingham (Fopp)
  • Kettering
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • Mansfield

West Midlands

  • Birmingham Bullring
  • Cheltenham
  • Coventry
  • Merry Hill (Dudley)
  • Hereford
  • Nuneaton
  • Leamington Spa
  • Shrewsbury
  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcester
  • Solihull
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