Oakley Capital among potential HMV buyers - report

Tom Pakinkis

A number of names have emerged as potential buyers for HMV after the High Street entertainment retailer slipped into administration on Monday night.

Reports yesterday suggested that Hilco, which already owns HMV in Canada, could be interested in picking up some of the brand’s UK stores.

Now, private equity groups Endless and Better Capital have been added to the list of interested parties along with Time Out owner Oakley Capital.

Oakley Capital, an investment firm led by Peter Dubens, has featured in industry reports a lot recently, having also been linked to the sale of HMV Live in January last year, as well as reportedly offering to back a management buyout of the live arm in April.

Source: FT


Tags: HMV, Retail, Oakley Capital

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