Debenhams Plc

Debenhams Plc

Debenhams Plc

Overview
Date Founded

2005

Headquarters

334-348 Oxford Street,London, Greater London W1C 1JG

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

20.2K

Industries

Holding Companies
Retail: Other
Retail: Apparel & Footwea

Company Description

Debenhams is leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of 240 stores across 28 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. In the UK, Debenhams has a top four market share in womenswear and menswear it also has a top 10 share in childrenswear. It leads the market in premium health and beauty. Debenhams is available online in 70 countries and is the 11th biggest UK online retailer by traffic volume. In 2012 Debenhams was awarded Multichannel Retailer of the Year at the Oracle Retail Week Awards. Debenhams has been investing in British design for 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. Current designers include Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, Erickson Beamon, FrostFrench, Henry Holland, Roksanda Illincic, Betty Jackson, Jonathan Kelsey, Carol Lake, Ben de Lisi, Julien Macdonald, Melissa Odabash, Jane Packer, Jenny Packham, Pearce Fionda, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Jonathan Saunders, Lisa Stickley, Yukari Sweeney, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Marketing Officer

Retail Director

Finance Director

Interim Executive Chairman

Company Secretary & General Counsel

Interim Director of Marketing

Managing Director Fashion, Home & Beauty

Human Resources Director

Marketing Operations Director

Director of IR & Corporate Affairs

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman at Conviviality Plc

Former President at Space.NK Apothecary Ltd.

Interim Executive Chairman at Debenhams Plc

Director, Group Trading at Debenhams Retail Ltd.

Former Chief Financial Officer at GAME Digital plc

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at GUE Liquidation Cos., Inc.

Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Etam Groep BV

Former Global President at Gap, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors at Debenhams Plc

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Recent Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Global Coordinator

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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Clients

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$1.11M
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
EBITDA
$162M
Revenue
$2.28B
Investments
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Investors
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Chief Executive Officer at Milestone Resources Group Ltd.

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