As StyleList previously reported in August, the spandex-loving retailer was more than $91 million in debt and facing the very real possibility that its 280 stores would be shuttered within the next few months.
Now, however, British firm Lion Capital has changed the terms of its lending policy so that American Apparel can stay in the game, reports WWD.
According to the terms of the new agreement, American Apparel must make a pre-tax profit of $20 million over the 12 months ending Jan. 31, and must earn $80 million by September 2013. And that may be no easy task.
"Retail is hard right now," American Apparel's controversial CEO Dov Charney told WWD. "I'm not alone in this. You have to work for every dollar, you have to work on the merchandise, make sure the product mix is perfect and the allocation is right. It's a tough market right now."
That's where Lion Capital comes in.
"We are working together with Dov to realign the capital structure of American Apparel to support a number of key initiatives within the business, including the hiring of several new senior executives," Lyndon Lea, founder and partner of Lion, told the paper.
As for who those senior execs might be, Charney coyly told WWD, "If we hire a new C-level executive, I will let you know."
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