Steinhoff International`s shares, which Steinhoff International are shockingly distressed, recovered 39% on Wednesday afternoon after the retailer said it had begun approval proceedings for a debt restructuring deal. The debt restructuring involves financing companies from the Steinhoff, Steinhoff Europe and Steinhoff Finance teams, as well as Stripes US Holding.Steinhoff said in a statement that the deal was the culmination of several weeks of talks with creditors. The lock-in agreement provides limited non-compliance and status quo commitments for internal and external creditors to facilitate the implementation of a debt restructuring that is expected to last three years. The aim is to ensure the stability of Steinhoff and its stakeholders. Steinhoff International has been batting for a furious fire since December, when it revealed accounting irregularities, which the scalp of Markus Jooste, then CEO, claimed. Steinhoff Internationals… In August 2016, Steinhoff announced plans to buy the U.S.-based mattress company for $3.8 billion.  In October 2018, Mattress Firm went bankrupt, but two months later, following a financial restructuring, it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  In the United Kingdom, Steinhoff owns the High Street pep-Co, Poundland and Sleepmaster brands. In December 2017, the Standing Committee on Finance of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa condemned Steinhoff and requested that the company investigate the company by regulators, including the Financial Services Board (FSB) and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).
   London/Johannesburg – Steinhoff International may look like a non-launcher for most investors: former CEO Markus Jooste is under investigation for fraud and new executives still cannot explain what went wrong. There is also the question of what happened with $5 billion in cash. But buyers have piled up. Hedge funds now hold the bulk of the 3.5 billion euros of bonds and more than 1.5 billion euros in bank loans and private debt, as said by four people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified because the case was private. Their bet: a global retailer with companies on four continents must have enough assets to make up for losses they are still unaware of. Moreover, these bold goals do not come often enough from what emergency debt specialists let Steinhoff leave without taking a bite. “If you`re a big emergency loan fund, you have to buy it, even if it`s little more than a blind punt,” says Louis Gargour, owner of London-based credit fund LNG Capital, who says Steinhoff`s finances are… In 2005, Steinhoff invested $86 million in the relaunch of the British Group Homestyle Group, buying the company.  .
Steinhoff was founded in 1964 by Bruno Steinhoff in Westerstede.   Bruno Steinhoff bought furniture from communist Europe and sold it in Western Europe. In 1997, Steinhoff acquired 35% of Gommagomma in South Africa and prepared for a merger the following year. The company relocated its headquarters to South Africa in 1998, attracted by the low cost of production, and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange the same year.  For more details on the third quarter results and for more information about Pepco Group, the operator of PEPCO, the leading retail company in Central Europe, can be found on the PEPCO Group`s website (www.pepcogroup.eu/). Stellenbosch, 5 February 2020 In Ireland, Steinhoff Dealz and Pep-Co. Conforama, Pepco and Poco are among Steinhoff`s other European brands. In August 2016, Steinhoff worked in retail in 30 countries, has 6,500 retail stores from 40 different brands and employed about 90,000 people.  60% of the company`s turnover and two thirds of its benefits are realized in Europe.
 Steinhoff expanded into the U.S. market on August 7, 2016.  Steinhoff`s European subsidiary, Pepco Group, today released a trading update for the three months to December 2019.