Sears’ biggest holder bids $4.6 billion for rest of bankrupt chain
Eddie Lampert and his ESL Holdings hedge fund are offering to buy the rest of Sears for up to US$4.6 billion in cash and stock.
The Sears chairman and ESL own just under half of the Hoffman Estates, Ill., company, according to FactSet. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October.
ESL Holdings said in a regulatory filing Thursday that its nonbinding offer for roughly 500 remaining Sears stores will keep about 50,000 employees working.