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Fairfax completes acquisition of Canada operations of beleaguered Toys “R” Us

Toys “R” Us Canada is here to play and stay. Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has completed its $300 million acquisition of 100% equity interest in Toys “R” Us, a struggling speciality retailer of toys and baby products.

Following the acquisition, Toys “R” Us Canada is now a Canadian-owned and operated business employing more than 4,000 Canadians and the only exclusive coast-to-coast business with more than 80 locations dedicated to kids and babies.

In September last year, Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy protection. In March 2018, the toy retailer filed a motion seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin the process of conducting an orderly wind-down of its US business and liquidation of inventory in all 735 of its US stores, including stores in Puerto Rico.

“As Canada’s leading toy and baby retailer, we are thrilled to be part of the Fairfax family and to now operate as a reinvigorated company that is 100% Canadian,” Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us Canada president Melanie Teed-Murch said.

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