Blokker parent company Mirage Retail Group has decided to stop trying to acquire HEMA, a company spokesperson confirms Monday after reporting AD.
Why Mirage Retail Group ceases the acquisition attempt, the company does not want to disclose now. “As the process is still in full swing, Mirage is not making any other announcements at this time. We wish HEMA employees the best of luck in finding a new owner with whom they can build on the future of this beautiful Dutch brand,” the Blokker parent company.
The takeover battle around HEMA has been going on for some time. A number of creditors have owned the retail chain since mid-June. Various parties are attempting to take over HEMA from them. These include Ahold Delhaize (the parent company of Albert Heijn) and investment companies Flacks Group and Parcom.
Friday, July 24, the last day on which an offer could be made, it was announced that two private initiatives We Love HEMA and Hou the HEMA have also interfered in the takeover battle. They have joined one of the other bidding parties. They do not want to communicate which party that is.