Leonard Green and CVC complete acquisition of BJ’s

Westborough, N.H. -- Private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners on Friday completed their $2.8 billion acquisition of BJ's Wholesale Club. The move, which takes the chain private, sets the stage for a stock delisting, effective Monday before the markets open.

The deal was announced in late June after months of speculation. BJ’s shareholders approved the buyout on Sept. 9. The chain currently operates 190 warehouse clubs in 15 states.

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