RSM Restructuring secures pre-pack sale of retail business, saving over 260 jobs

Gareth Harris and Lee Lockwood of RSM UK Restructuring Advisory LLP were appointed joint administrators of Shuropody Retail Limited (the “Company” or “Shuropody”) on 7 December 2022 and have secured the sale of the business and assets of Shuropody in a “pre-pack” administration sale.

The specialist shoe and podiatry retailer went into administration on 7 December 2022 and was immediately sold to a subsidiary of Baaj Capital LLP, a special situations investor which holds a number of other retail investments. The deal has saved over 260 jobs and all of the Company’s 39 stores across the UK remain open and are continuing to trade under new ownership.

Gareth Harris, joint administrator and restructuring partner at RSM, said: ‘Securing this pre-pack sale will ensure customers who have bought treatment plans will have continuity of service and  safeguard the jobs of the vast majority of the Shuropody team. It is unfortunate that Shuropody has had to go through an administration process, but the legacy of the last couple of Covid years is still proving challenging to navigate for many businesses, including this one. Given the current economic climate the high street is seeing many retailers struggle so it is particularly pleasing to help save this business, and ensure employees will be paid as we run into the Christmas period’.

The joint administrators were advised by Matthew Brown, Liz Russell and Niall Crossley of Gateley Legal.