Private equity firm in talks to buy JCPenney, shares up 55 percent

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is in preliminary talks to acquire JCPenney out of bankruptcy should the US department store chain’s negotiations with its creditors fail, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Shares of JCPenney jumped almost 55 percent on the news. JCPenney, which employs roughly 85,000 people, filed for bankruptcy protection… Continue reading at New York Post