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BJ's Wholesale okays $2.8 billion buyout

Retail Editor 5 -- Home Textiles Today, June 29, 2011

Westborough, Mass. - BJ's Wholesale Club has entered an agreement to be acquired by affiliates of private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners in an all-cash transaction for approximately $2.8 billion.

Should shareholders approve the transaction, they will receive $51.25 per share, a 7% premium to the closing price of BJ's shares yesterday.

Leonard Green & Partner's current retail investments include J. Crew, Jo-Ann Stores, Whole Foods Market, Neiman Marcus Group, PETCO Animal Supplies, Leslie's Poolmart, The Sports Authority, The Container Store, Tourneau, David's Bridal, Jetro Cash & Carry and The Tire Rack.

CVC is a private equity and investment advisory firm with a network of 20 offices and over 230 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Its current retail investments in the U.S. include Pilot Flying J and Leslie's Poolmart.

 

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