Sears Canada starts liquidation sales, seeks buyer proposals

The company has been under creditor protection since June 22 and has extended the restructuring grace period till Oct. 4, 2017

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Western Investor
July 18, 2017





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Sears has been granted court approval to begin liquidation sales and is now formally seeking investment or acquisition offers after extending its creditor protection period. 
 
Sears Canada announced last month it would be closing 59 stories nationwide and would begin an initial 30-day restructuring period.  The company received $450 million on debtor-in-possession financing from the Ontario Court of Justice under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) to maintain operations.
 
The company has since applied to extend its restructuring period until Oct. 4, 2017 and has launched a Sales and Investment Solicitation (SISP) process with an offer deadline of Aug. 31, 2017. 
 
Sears’ financial advisor, BMO Capital Markets, will oversee the SISP process.
 
Liquidation sales at Sears’ closing stores – including the 22 outlets in Western Canada – begins this Friday, July 21. 
 
Full list of store closures: 
 
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Tanya is a recent graduate of Langara College's journalism program and spent a summer freelancing for The Burnaby NOW and The Record, following a reporting internship with the publications. She joins Western Investor as an editorial assistant. Very much a millennial, she sees the irony in writing about real estate she will likely never be able to afford.
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