ABC Carpet & Residence to be acquired

Day-to-day retail operations for ABC Carpet & Residence are anticipated to proceed as regular whereas the corporate enters a stalking horse settlement with 888 Capital Companions.

NEW YORK — Prime 100 retailer ABC Carpet & Residence will seemingly have a brand new proprietor quickly.

As indicated in an Oct. 21 submitting with the U.S. Chapter Courtroom for the Southern District of New York, an settlement is in place for the belongings of the bankrupt retailer to be acquired by 888 Capital Companions, a stalking horse bidder and the one entity to submit a certified bid by the bid deadline.

In consequence, an public sale scheduled for this week was canceled. As a substitute, a sale listening to is slated to be held Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. ET to approve the transaction.

“This acquisition by 888 Capital will assist us broaden our attain, attracting new clients in addition to offering thrilling merchandise for our loyal following. It’s the subsequent chapter for ABC Carpet & Residence, and we sit up for an thrilling future,” CEO Aaron Rose stated in an announcement obtained by Furnishings As we speak.

Studies from the New York Put up say that Paulette Cole, a part of the household that based the model which has been in enterprise since 1897, has a minority stake in 888 Capital Companions. The report additionally says that the funding fund is managed by Regal Investments LLC.

ABC Carpet & Residence filed for Chapter 11 chapter in early September. In response to experiences from Bloomberg, it listed $50 million in belongings and $100 million in liabilities on the time of the submitting.

The pandemic pressured ABC Carpet & Residence to shutter its flagship retailer and an outlet retailer in Brooklyn for a number of weeks beginning in March 2020. The shop usually attracts about one million guests a yr and is a vacation spot location for the town. The array of merchandise obtainable consists of not solely carpets and rugs, but in addition furnishings, textiles, presents and equipment, antiques, and mattress and bathtub gadgets.

Perry Mandarino of B. Riley Securities is facilitating the sale with Oscar Pinkas and Ari Newman of Greenberg Traurig serving as counsel to ABC Carpet & Residence. Fred B. Ringel and Adam Greene of Robinson Brog are serving as counsel to 888 Capital Companions LLC, and BRG is serving as monetary advisor.

ABC Carpet & Residence ranks No. 66 in Furnishings As we speak’s 2021 Prime 100 itemizing with $113.8 million in gross sales throughout two shops in 2020.

Thomas Lester is Digital/Managing Editor for Residence Accents As we speak and Retail Editor for Furnishings As we speak. A graduate of Emory & Henry School’s Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina overlaying an array of topics, starting from group information, authorities, schooling, ACC sports activities, skilled baseball and extra earlier than becoming a member of Residence Accents As we speak in 2013. Attain out to me along with your story concepts, suggestions and extra at [email protected]

ABC Carpet & Home to be acquired

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