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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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