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Born in the USA

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  • Born in the USA

    Much has been written in recent years about the surge of US fashion retailers opening stores in the UK. However, less analysis has been carried out on how they trade and why many are not performing to expectation.
    The Abercrombie & Fitch stable, including the flagship brand, Hollister and Gilly Hicks, has struggled in recent

    SEA Change

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  • SEA Change

    South East Asian (SEA) consumers are flexing their muscles. With the region’s fast-growing middle class showing a voracious appetite for international branded goods, we are seeing a number of major brands attempting to enter the region.
    However, SEA consumerism is changing as fast as it is growing, and it comes with a wealth of unique

    Fun is serious business

    The multichannel revolution has meant that the role of the physical retail store is changing. On one hand, the implementation of digital technology has reduced the need to take up floor space with cash registers and inventory; on the other, with more consumers than ever shopping remotely, stores need to be compelling destinations

    Seller’s market

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  • Seller’s market

    For our Investor Services team, the last year has been characterised by a high volume of intensely competitive deals, as attractive retail assets came to market.
    At the end of 2014, we interviewed a number of private equity firms focused on the mid-market consumer sector to gauge their perspectives on the deal environment.
    With overwhelming

    Pragma supports Bridgepoint in its acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group

    Pragma provided commercial due diligence in support of Bridgepoint’s acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group.
    Read the announcement from Bridgepoint

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