Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones is being lined up for a post at Comet, as turnaround specialists Hilco and Opcapita vie for control of the flailing UK electricals retailer.
Hilco and Opcapita, a buyout fund set up by former MFI owner Henry Jackson, are thought to be the only two parties in the running for Comet.
The electricals retailer reported a 22 per cent drop in same-store sales between May and July as shoppers held off on expensive purchases amid a protracted economic recovery.
Comet’s owner, Kesa Electricals, put the 248-store chain on the block in the summer.
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