Jack Wills set for cash crunch after poor trading

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Struggling fashion retailer Jack Wills is heading towards a cash crunch after burning through cash injections from its private equity owner BlueGem.

The fashion chain is said to be burning through £28m worth of investments arranged by its equity owner led by Marco Capello, a source told The Sunday Times.

BlueGem took control of the fashion retailer in 2016 and has already injected £16m into the struggling business along with a further £10m from Italian businessman Giorgio Girondi.

A source said: “Trading fell off a cliff two months ago.”

”There will be crunch time soon when it comes to buying stock for Christmas and it will all depend on what Marco decides to do,” the source said.

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