Borders Group Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1971

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 16,400

Employees

  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Financing Rounds
  • 10

  • Investments
  • 3

Borders Group General Information

Description

Operator of book, music and movie superstores, and mall-based bookstores. The company's superstores segment offers books, music and movies, gifts, and stationery. Its Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment operates small format stores in malls, airports, and outlet malls offering a source for new releases, hardcover and paperback bestsellers, periodicals, and a selection of other titles through Internet.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Specialty Retail
Acquirer
Corporate Office
  • 100 Phoenix Drive
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • United States
+1 (734) 000-0000

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Borders Group Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
EBITDA
Post-Val Status Debt

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Borders Group Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Borders Group Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Borders Group Investments & Acquisitions (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Rakuten Kobo 01-Dec-2010 00000 0000 000.00 Internet Retail
Rakuten Kobo 01-Nov-2009 00000 0000 000.00 Internet Retail
Paperchase 01-Jan-2004 Merger/Acquisition Other Consumer Durables 0000000 0
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Borders Group Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Rakuten Kobo 01-Dec-2010 00000 00000 00 000.00 Completed
  • 4 buyers
Rakuten Kobo 01-Nov-2009 00000 00000 00 000.00 Completed
  • 3 buyers
Paperchase 01-Jan-2004 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Borders Group FAQs

  • When was Borders Group founded?

    Borders Group was founded in 1971.

  • Where is Borders Group headquartered?

    Borders Group is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.

  • What is the size of Borders Group?

    Borders Group has 16,400 total employees.

  • What industry is Borders Group in?

    Borders Group’s primary industry is Specialty Retail.

  • Is Borders Group a private or public company?

    Borders Group is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of Borders Group?

    The current valuation of Borders Group is 000.00.

  • What is Borders Group’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Borders Group is 000000.

  • How much funding has Borders Group raised over time?

    Borders Group has raised $550M.

  • Who are Borders Group’s investors?

    Pershing Square Holdings and Risk Capital Partners have invested in Borders Group.

  • When was Borders Group acquired?

    Borders Group was acquired on 01-Jan-2012.

  • Who acquired Borders Group?

    Borders Group was acquired by Barnes & Noble.

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