According to a report from Bloomberg, Dick’s Sporting Goods is among the companies that might be interested in buying some stores from Sears Corp. following that company’s bankruptcy. Sears is still weighing a $4.6 billion bid from its chairman, Eddie Lampert, but selling stores that Lampert needs as part of his turnaround plan would jeopardize that deal.
The article mentions Burlington Stores Inc., At Home Group Inc. and U-Haul as the other companies that have expressed interest in the Sears properties.
Lampert’s ESL Investments Inc. earlier this month offered $4.6 billion to buy the bankrupt retailer. The offer would keep about 500 Sears stores to remain open, according to a letter from his hedge fund filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Dec. 6.