Arcadia brands halve in value as collapse prompts heavy discounting

Arcadia Group administration Sir Philip Green
Arcadia is set to be watched closely by rival retailers and private equity groups to see if they can purchase a good deal
// Arcadia’s brands including Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins, now worth about half their £800m value
// The drop in value comes after the retail group’s administration
// Sir Philip Green appointed administrators from Deloitte after the company collapsed on Monday

Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins are reportedly now worth about half their £800 million value, following the parent company Arcadia’s administration.

Arcadia is set to be watched closely by rival retailers and private equity groups to see if they can purchase a good deal as the brands are put up for sale, The Telegraph reported.

Arcadia’s retailers were valued at £800 million in January by consultancy Brand Finance, with Topshop alone accounting for almost £400 million.


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Topshop and Topman are Arcadia’s flagship brands.

Boohoo is thought to be the frontrunner in the race to buy Topshop.

Brand Finance managing director Richard Haigh said the administration has ultimately led to a reduction in price.

The Covid-19 pandemic has also likely added further damage to the brands.

Arcadia’s administrator Deloitte will be seeking to preserve as much of the business as possible.

That means buyers are likely to get preferential treatment if they are willing to take on the entire Topshop/Topman operation, rather than just the brands and online platforms.

Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green appointed administrators from Deloitte after the company collapsed on Monday when talks with a number of lenders about an emergency £30 million loan hit a dead end.

Mike Ashley’s plans for an emergency £50 million loan to Arcadia Group had also fallen through.

The administration has placed 13,000 jobs at risk of redundancy.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Topshop / Topman would be a good fit in the JD group. Much better than Debenhams would have been. Hopefully the brand’s go to a company that won’t make them online only.

    • No. JD are sports and not fashion. Topshop and Man should be inside it’s weird why Topshop and Man and not Top woman? why weren’t they merged? what about people who aren’t male or female yet born male? yet top shop is female? make Topshop combined online with Boohoo, Evans to Simply Be, DP and Burtons to Debenhams and Sports Direct sorry Wallis is rubbish should go to Williams

      • Surely you are male or female?how can anyone not be one or the other its genetically impossible.clothing retailers have to make clothes for men or women.otherwise its crazy.

  2. I think Topshop although severely under invested in, is worth anything. All the other brands I think would be classed as junk as other retailers have absorbed any originality and dominance they had within the last 15 years.

    • Evans should’ve gone to Simply Be ages ago online as too many spread out size 32-34 and size 14 isn’t plus size unless in fashion world. Personally isn’t necessary. Yours does it better and cheaper and Evans stopped making trainers,socks and their knickers didn’t fit despite other shops same size doing so. Very poor clothing quality badly made tops that went baggy and holey.

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