Frasers Group acquires fashion retailer Psyche

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has acquired the stores and online business
of fashion retailer Psyche for an undisclosed sum.

Psyche owner Steve Cochrane, who has run the business for the past 38
years and will continue as CEO following the takeover, said the deal would
secure the future of his company and its 58 workers.

“After 38 years as an independent fashion retailer we have never seen
such uncertainty surrounding the pandemic with local lockdowns, it is great
to have the security and backing of one of the strongest UK retailers to
continue employing our talented staff and serve our loyal customers,”
Cochrane said.

“Merging with Frasers Group will allow us to grow and expand. It will
give us economies of scale and efficiencies by being part of a large

For the six months to 25 October, Frasers Group, which also owns Sports
Direct, House of Fraser, and Flannels, reported a 7.4 percent drop in group
revenue to 1.89 billion pounds. In the same period, pre-tax profit
increased 17.6 percent to 106.1 million pounds.

The group, which has built its empire on snapping up other companies, is
also thought to be in the race for collapsed retail empire Arcadia.


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