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InsideArbitrage Potential Deal Alert: Nordstrom’s (JWN) Founding Family in new bid to take US retailer private

  • March 20, 2024


Date Announced03/19/2024Source Reuters
TypeNews Report

According to Reuters, the founding family behind Nordstrom  (JWNis seeking to take the U.S. department store operator private, six years after a similar attempt proved unsuccessful. Nordstrom has asked investment banks Morgan Stanley and Centerview Partners to reach out to private equity firms and gauge their interest for a potential deal, the sources said.

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Previously on June 2017, Founder group tried to acquire the company for $50.00 per share in cash. On March 2018, Special Committee of  Nordstrom announced that it had terminated discussions with members of the Nordstrom family.


April 18, 2024: Nordstrom (JWN) said the founding family behind the department store chain had shown an interest in pursuing a potential go-private deal, prompting the company’s board to form a special committee of independent directors to evaluate any proposal.

May 2, 2024: According to Reuters, Sycamore Partners is one of the buyout equity firms that have expressed interest in taking U.S. department store Nordstrom (JWN) private.

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