Sizing Up Missed Opportunities at Toys ‘R’ Us

August 21, 2015 – Media Mention
The Deal

Richard Morris was quoted in The Deal (subscription only) about whether Toys R Us’ private equity sponsors overlooked chances in the past ten years to monetize their investment. He explained that the results indicated there were missed opportunities to fully exit the business, but in light of the circumstances this may have been the best that could have been done. Morris noted, "You have to separate the things that were in the control of the buyers and what wasn't in their control," such as the ability of low cost retailers to capture so much of the consumer demand.