Northwest Austin has a Toys R Us and Babies R Us store at 9333 Research Blvd., Bldg. Bain Capital is the same organization that was involved in the leveraged buyout of Toys "R" Us that took it private back in 2005, as Business Insider reported. Efforts to merge up to 200 top-performing US stores with its Canadian operations are also underway.
Jobs for about 33,000 employees are in jeopardy, but Toys R Us is planning to hire for temporary positions for the liquidation process.
"After it became clear that we would not be able to secure a buyer for the business, one of the major initial tasks was to transfer all of the remaining stock to the stores". Strategic Marks LLC, the company that owns intellectual property rights to the KB Toys brand, said they are exploring the possibility of re-opening the chain. Before the announcement of liquidating all USA stores, Toys-R-Us CEO David Brandon mapped out a plan of closing all but the 200 best stores around the country, in an attempt to settle some of the crippling debt the company had undertaken.
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Kassoff, like several other players, is watching the collapse of Toys R Us in the USA and seeing an opportunity worth potentially well over $1 billion. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and agreed to a restructuring plan to reduce its debt by $1.9 billion. At the time, Toys "R" Us pledged to keep its stores open, but a "devastating holiday season" made lenders skittish about investing in the company.
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