// Arcadia Group has hired agents to oversee the sale of its Topshop store in London
// Administrators appointed Eastdil and Savills to advise on the future of the London store
// Arcadia, which owns Topshop among others, collapsed into administration in November
Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has reportedly appointed agents to oversee the sale of the empire’s former flagship Topshop store.
Administrators have appointed Eastdil and Savills to advise on the future of the London store, which is located on 214 Oxford Street.
Eastdil would oversee the sale strategy for the building, while Savills would advise on future leasing options, Sky News reported.
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The majority of the proceeds from the sale will be paid to Apollo, while Arcadia’s pension scheme is also likely to be in line for a payment.
Arcadia collapsed into administration back in November 2020, which placed over 12,000 jobs at risk, with administrators at Deloitte now engaged in a search for buyers of its assets.
Deloitte has already struck a deal to sell the womenswear brand Evans to City Chic, an Australian fashion retailer.
Topshop is recognised as Arcadia’s flagship brand, and is expected to fetch more than £200 million from an auction that could conclude as soon as this month.
Last December, fashion retailer Next and Davidson Kempner Capital Management were revealed to be plotting a joint bid to gain control of Arcadia.
The process has also attracted interest from bidders including Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group, Authentic Brands, and Boohoo Group.