January 26, 2015 12:24 PM ET

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Company Overview of Arcadia Group Limited

Company Overview

Arcadia Group Limited retails men and women fashion ware through online stores, concessions, and international franchise outlets. The company operates stores in Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Georgia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. Arcadia Group Limited was founded in 1903 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Colegrave House

70 Berners Street

London,  W1T 3NL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1903


44 84 4243 0000


44 20 7291 2580

Key Executives for Arcadia Group Limited

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Company Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Arcadia Group Limited Key Developments

Arcadia Seeks Acquisitions

Arcadia Group Limited is seeking acquisitions. Roger Kwok, Managing Director of Arcadia said, “Arcadia was considering further acquisitions and developing new retirement villages.”

Christo Wiese To Acquire BHS

Christo Wiese is seeking to acquire Arcadia Group Limited (BHS Limited) from Sir Philip Green. BHS is one of several retailers on a list of possible British acquisitions being considered by Wiese, who has a personal fortune of £2.2 billion. He has also formed an alliance with Andy Bond, who has been given the task of finding possible British acquisitions. Other British groups being considered are understood to include at least one of the pound store chains. His representatives have visited the UK on at least one occasion this year to review possible targets. A source close to the situation said, "Deals are starting to happen in the UK and Christo does not want to miss the opportunity if it’s there, whether through an intermediary or not. He knows the UK and there are plenty of chains here that would fit into his group of shops. BHS is one of those. The internet means retail is global now." Sources were unable to say if any of the plans had advanced in recent weeks and no formal approaches have been made to possible targets.

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