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KOHL’S (NYSE: KSS) WANTS TO ACQUIRE AT HOME (NYSE: HOME)

  • Kohl’s approached At Home to express its interest
  • At Home already engaged in talks with firms over a sale

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS), the largest department store chain in the United States, said it is exploring acquisition of the home-décor company At Home (NYSE: HOME), as the company looks to expand its presence in the home goods category.

Kohl’s has initiated a contact with At Home representatives as the home-décor company is looking for a buyer. Private equity firms, including Hellman & Friedman, are already in talks with At Home over a potential deal.