Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pep Boys: No sale

Will collect $50M to kill Gores Group sale

Pep Boys: No sale

Pep Boys, the Philadelphia based auto Parts and service chain, says it will collect $50 million to cancel planned $1 billion sale to private equity buyer Gores Group. Boss Mike Odell says firm is solvent and will refinance debt. 

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