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  • Jan. 5, 2015, 8:50 AM
    • The PetSmart LBO strategy could be utilized again in the retail sector amid the current low interest rate environment, note analysts.
    • Bloomberg picks some top candidates to see a LBO play this year.
    • GameStop (NYSE:GME): Valuation has been driven down to a level that could attract P-E firms.
    • Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY): Spinoff opportunities and a lagging stock price make BBBY a LBO natural, note sector watchers.
    • Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR): A buyer would have plenty of opportunities to cut costs and set a turnaround strategy.
    • Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS): Perhaps the surprise in the bunch, but analysts see upside potential in a LBO scenario as a shift in focus is enacted.
    • Previous on LBOs in retail: Retail trends to watch
    | Jan. 5, 2015, 8:50 AM | 5 Comments
  • Dec. 30, 2013, 10:26 AM
    • Bob's Discount Furniture changes P-E hands, going to Bain Capital from Apax Partners.
    • A deal for the furniture store chain is believed to be in the neighborhood of $350M.
    • The company is in an aggressive expansion mode and in some markets competes with La-Z-Boy (LZB +0.7%), Tempur Sealy (TPX +0.4%), Bassett Furniture (BSET -0.2%), Ethan Allen (ETH -0.3%), and Pier 1 Imports (PIR -0.3%).
    | Dec. 30, 2013, 10:26 AM | 1 Comment