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    1. January 14, 2014

      Ashley is not the first to take gamble on Debenhams

      Mike Ashley’s £50m stake in Debenhams unveiled this week is not the first big bet that has been placed on the department...

    2. August 24, 2012

      BRC to name its director-general

      The British Retail Consortium, the trade body for store groups, will on Friday name Helen Dickinson, the head of retail at...

    1. February 26, 2012

      Carlyle recruits former Debenhams director

      Chris Woodhouse, former finance director at Debenhams, has been recruited by private equity firm Carlyle Group to head RAC,...

    2. September 5, 2011

      Sharp takes helm at Debenhams

      Michael Sharp, the former deputy chief executive of Debenhams, has taken over from Rob Templeman as chief executive of the...

    3. June 30, 2011

      Debenhams buys sales at cost of margins

      Debenhams, the department store chain, appeared to have shrugged off the depression hanging over Britain’s high streets,...

    4. June 3, 2011

      Euro champion spreads the word

      WorldSpreads, the Dublin-based spread betting company, has named Charlie McCreevy, the former EU Commissioner and Irish...

    5. April 14, 2011

      Debenhams chief executive to retire

      Rob Templeman, chief executive of Debenhams, the department store chain, is to retire in September, handing over to...

    6. March 15, 2011

      Debenhams points to autumn price rises

      Debenhams, the department store chain, said rising inflation would force it to lift prices, with cotton-rich items such as...

    7. January 10, 2011

      Debenhams poised for out-of-town expansion

      Debenhams plans to open two department stores in out-of-town retail parks in an effort to boost UK sales that lagged behind...

    8. November 9, 2010

      Gala bets on private equity favourite

      Rob Templeman, Gala Coral chairman Rob Templeman, Debenhams boss and one of the private equity sector’s favourite...

    9. September 14, 2010

      Debenhams own-brand tactics aid margins

      The push to promote own-brand products will see Debenhams exceed expectations of a percentage point growth in margins for...

    10. July 2, 2010

      Debenhams sees slowdown

      Rob Templeman, chief executive of Debenhams, said there were signs of a slowdown in consumer spending as the department...

    11. July 1, 2010

      Debenhams warns of tougher trading

      Rob Templeman, chief executive of Debenhams, said there were signs of a slowdown in consumer spending as the department...

    12. April 14, 2010

      Slow trading clouds Debenhams' robust profits

      Rob Templeman, chief executive of Debenhams, defended the department store chain's performance after lacklustre trading...

    13. April 13, 2010

      Slow trading clouds Debenhams’ profits

      Debenhams’ underlying pre-tax profit beat expectations but sluggish trade came as total UK retail sales grew last month at...

    14. March 18, 2010

      DFS attracts attention of private equity groups for £500m auction

      At least two private equity groups have confirmed their interest in DFS, despite doubts about the £500m auction for the sofa...

    15. March 17, 2010

      Debenhams gets sales boost from Principles

      The revival of the Principles brand helped Debenhams deliver better-than-expected underlying sales in the first half of its...

    16. March 16, 2010

      Debenhams gets sales boost from Principles

      The revival of the Principles brand helped Debenhams deliver better-than-expected underlying sales in the first half of its...

    17. March 13, 2010

      Doubts grow over DFS auction

      Doubts are rising over the £500m auction of DFS as the deadline approaches for potential bidders to submit offers for the...

    18. March 12, 2010

      Doubts grow over DFS auction

      Doubts are rising over the £500m auction of DFS as the deadline approaches for potential bidders to submit offers for the...

    19. January 30, 2010

      Northridge appointed Debenhams chairman

      Debenhams moved to fill its soon-to-be vacant chairman's post by announcing that it had appointed Nigel Northridge, a...

    20. January 29, 2010

      Debenhams picks tobacco veteran as chairman

      Debenhams moved to fill its soon-to-be vacant chairman’s post by announcing that it had appointed Nigel Northridge, a...

    21. January 13, 2010

      Own-brand focus helps Debenhams lift margins

      Debenhams shrugged off flat underlying sales over the Christmas period, saying that a decision to focus on own-brand...

    22. January 12, 2010

      Own-brand focus helps Debenhams lift margins

      Debenhams shrugged off flat underlying sales over the Christmas period, saying that a decision to focus on own-brand...

    23. November 12, 2009

      Debenhams steps into mainland Europe

      Magasins du Nord in Copenhagen: Debenhams said the addition of Magasin’s six stores would be ’highly accretive’ for...

    24. October 23, 2009

      Debs, debt and destiny

      Debenhams will always be a case study in private equity chutzpah. But under John Lovering, who steps down as chairman next...

    25. October 23, 2009

      Debenhams reduces borrowing by £100m

      Debenhams has paid off £100m of its debt, but has kept back another £100m from its £323m capital raising in June for...

    26. October 22, 2009

      Debenhams cuts debt pile by £100m

      Debenhams has paid off £100m of its debt, but has kept back another £100m from its £323m capital raising in June for...

    27. September 16, 2009

      Debenhams upbeat despite decline in sales

      Debenhams has predicted that its profits for 2009 will be higher than last year even though sales have been hit by changes...

    28. September 15, 2009

      Debenhams upbeat despite decline in sales

      Debenhams has predicted that its profits for 2009 will be higher than last year even though sales have been hit by changes...

    29. September 15, 2009

      Debenhams summer sales hit by store refits

      Debenhams, the department store operator, said on Tuesday that its summer sales figures had been hit by a big push to...

    30. June 16, 2009

      HoF cold-shoulders Debenhams’ aims

      House of Fraser has insisted it has no plans to sell any of its 62 stores, appearing to dash rival Debenhams’ hopes of...

    31. June 5, 2009

      CVC sells Debenhams share stake

      Debenhams' two main shareholders have gone their separate ways, with CVC Capital Partners using a £323m placing and open...

    32. June 5, 2009

      Debs shop drama

      Debenhams' Rob Templeman demonstrated an essential chief executive ability to tap dance during the drama of an analysts...

    33. June 4, 2009

      CVC sells Debenhams share stake

      Debenhams’ two main shareholders have gone their separate ways, with CVC Capital Partners using a £323m placing and open...

    34. June 4, 2009

      Debenhams aims to pay down debt with £400m open offer

      Debenhams is today expected to announce plans to raise up to £400m through a placing and open offer of shares in a bid to...

    35. June 3, 2009

      Debenhams raises £323m to cut debt pile

      Debenhams on Thursday announced plans to raise £323m through a placing and open offer of shares in a move to cut the...

    36. May 9, 2009

      Debenhams to seek £500m

      Debenhams is working on plans to raise up to £500m in a rights issue in the next few weeks to cut the department store...

    37. May 8, 2009

      Debenhams tests water for rights issue

      Debenhams is working on plans to raise up to £500m in a rights issue in the next few weeks to cut the department store...

    38. April 24, 2009

      Retailer rises with the recessionista

      A resurgence of Debenhams and its "recessionista" fashion sales has seen retailer Michael Sharp come into focus as a...

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