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Layaway on credit

16 January 2019 By Lauren Silva Laughlin, Jennifer Saba

The hedge-fund manager’s $5.2 bln bid won the bankruptcy auction for the embattled retailer. That may keep the doors open for now. But in his 13-year tenure atop Sears, Lampert has starved it of cash and sold assets. Unless he changes tack, a slow-motion liquidation looks likely.

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