New York Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Former employees and customers at the giant music retailer described problems with how it sells protection plans, particularly in Puerto Rico.
Forbes  Mar 19  Comment 
Bain Capital sponsored many successful companies. However recently Toys "R" US, Guitar Centers and iHeartMedia filed for banktruptcy because of high debt and weak sales. It is a lesson for everyone.
MarketWatch  Mar 14  Comment 
Moody's Investors Service downgraded its probability of default rating on Guitar Center Inc.'s debt to Ca-PD from Caa1-PD, and said that if an exchange offer announced earlier this week goes through, it will constitute a distressed exchange, and...
MarketWatch  May 3  Comment 
S&P Global downgraded Guitar Center's rating to CCC-plus from B-minus on Wednesday and said the company has underperformed its expectations. The biggest retailer of musical instruments in the world is unlikely to improve its credit metrics...
MarketWatch  Apr 25  Comment 
Is the big leveraged buyout wave of 2005 to 2007 about to claim another victim? Moody’s is worried that Guitar Center is about to be overwhelmed by its $1.6 billion of debt.
Forbes  Aug 30  Comment 
The Russia-born, Germany-raised DJ notched the highest annual total of his young career thanks to a slew of lucrative club and festival gigs. He also partnered with Guitar Center for a contest aimed at finding EDM’s next big act. He has earned...
Forbes  May 11  Comment 
Guitar Center has been in and out of the news over the last few years mostly thanks to Eric Garland’s excellent analysis of the company’s woeful financial state. The huge musical instrument retailer has been treading water for some time, but...
Forbes  Dec 3  Comment 
Chassix, Connacher Oil and Gas, and Guitar Center this week joined  LCD's Restructuring Watchlist, which tracks companies with recent credit defaults or downgrades into junk territory, issuers with debt trading at deeply distressed levels, as...
Jutia Group  Sep 17  Comment 
[PR Newswire] - LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guitar Center has announced that Grammy Award-winning rock band LINKIN PARK will be performing in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern on Friday, October 24th in celebration of the retailers...
BusinessWeek  Aug 6  Comment 
The world's second-most expensive guitar, Eric Clapton’s legendary Stratocaster, now lives at Guitar Center’s new flagship store



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