Investor Group Mulls Taking BJ's Private

NATICK, Mass. Private equity investor Leonard Green and Partners last week revealed it had purchased a 9.5% ownership stake in BJ's Wholesale Club, and that it intended to discuss taking the warehouse club operator here private. Leonard Green is a Los Angeles-based investor with a long history of retail investments, including current holdings in Whole Foods Market, The Container Store, Petco, Neiman

NATICK, Mass. — Private equity investor Leonard Green and Partners last week revealed it had purchased a 9.5% ownership stake in BJ's Wholesale Club, and that it intended to discuss taking the warehouse club operator here private.

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