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HMV is sold to Hilco in rescue deal

Restructuring specialist Hilco has clinched a deal to rescue music and DVD retailer HMV.

Hilco, which already owns HMV Canada, said it had acquired 132 HMV shops and all nine branches of the Fopp chain in a deal that could save 2,500 jobs.

HMV, the UK's last surviving national music retailer, collapsed in January after months of financial crisis.

The BBC's Ben Thompson said this was "good news for the high street."

  • 05 Apr 2013