Gymboree to Close Nearly 350 Stores

by Katie Sloan

San Francisco — The Gymboree Corporation plans to close approximately 350 stores, mainly across the Gymboree and Crazy 8 brands.

The San Francisco-based company hopes to focus its resources on locations with the greatest potential and improve profitability. The company has partnered with Great American Group and Tiger Group to help manage the closing sales in its Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet and Crazy 8 stores. The closing sales at affected stores are scheduled to begin on July 18, 2017. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as the company’s legal counsel, AlixPartners LLP is serving as its financial advisor and Lazard is serving as its investment bank. As of April 29, 2017, the company operated 1,281 retail stores: 582 Gymboree stores, 172 Gymboree Outlet stores, 149 Janie and Jack shops and 378 Crazy 8 stores.

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