Magson buys Youngsters

200 jobs saved as distributor takes over buying group and retail chain.
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JA Magson has purchased the businesses and certain assets of Youngsters and Toyzone, according to KPMG Restructuring.

The sale sees Magson acquire the buying group plus all of the 20 Toyzone stores.

David Crawshaw, KPMG Restructuring partner, said: “This is a great result for Youngsters and Toyzone and we're pleased to have been able to save 200 jobs at the two companies. The deal provides JA Magson with an excellent strategic fit with its current business and we wish the company well in the future.”



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