South Africa’s Edcon Needs $226 Million Over 3 Years to “Fix” Business

South African retailer Edcon needs R3 billion ($226 million) in funding over the next three years to “fix” the business, its chief executive Grant Pattison said on Thursday.

Shoppers walk past an Edgars store at a shopping centre in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg, January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Edcon has been grappling with an over-leveraged capital structure for several years, after troubles in its credit business in 2014 coincided with an economic slowdown and weak consumer spending at home.

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(Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Susan Fenton)