Ted Baker sells London HQ, warns of coronavirus sales slump

Ted Baker HQ, The Ugly Brown Building

Ted Baker has sold its London headquarters in a £79m deal and increased its loan facility after warning that coronavirus-related store closures have shuttered the majority of its global store estate.

The fashion retailer has entered into a deal with a British Airways Pension Trustees unit to sell the entire issued share capital of its unit for a sale, with founder and 35% shareholder Ray Kelvin voting in favour of the sale.

Ted Baker has also agreed to increase its loan facility by £13.5m until December 18, which the retailer has said will provide “further financial flexibility while the Group implements its transformation programme.”

The fashion retailer confirmed today that 384 stores across its 416-strong global store estate are now closed due to coronavirus, representing 68% of its overall sales.

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