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Money Irish retailing family to snap up Poundworld stores

11:45  10 august  2018
11:45  10 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Poundworld UK is set to be acquired by a Dublin retailing family, the Hendersons, in a deal that would salvage part of the budget retailer’s store estate.

David Henderson, whose family opened Ireland’s original Poundworld store in 1984, confirmed an offer had been accepted by administrators Deloitte on Thursday to purchase the best and remaining stores for an undisclosed sum.

All Poundworld stores will close on Friday as planned but the family will begin to reopen some after the deal is rubber-stamped, likely to be next week.

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The best remaining stores will be snapped up by the Hendersons (Source: Getty). A glimmer of hope has appeared for some of Poundworld 's employees after an Irish retail family swooped in to buy the business on its last day of trading.

Poundworld UK, which was bought by private equity firm TPG Capital in 2015 for £150 million, collapsed into administration in June, closing over 250 stores, resulting in the loss of 4,000 jobs.

Ray Henderson sold his original Poundworld, then changed to Euroworld, in 2007.

His son, David Henderson, who has experience in the retail sector in Ireland and the US, led the negotiations.

“We are delighted to have agreed the purchase of Poundworld and we now look forward to bringing the company back to profit and provide current and new customers with an unrivalled product offering at low prices,” David Henderson said.

The Hendersons have formed a new UK entity, RVP Holdings Limited, to operate the business there.

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An Irish family is to take control of struggling British retailer Poundworld after having its bid accepted by administrators Deloitte. The Henderson family are to purchase the company's remaining outlets - understood to be in the region of 50 stores - as well as the name, for an undisclosed amount.

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Dave Gill of shopworkers’ union Usdaw said: “Poundworld staff have faced uncertainty over the last few months. Hope was fading fast, the longer the administrators went without finding a buyer for the business, so this news is welcome.”

Watch: Poundworld enters administration (Provided by Wales Online (Trinty Mirror))

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