Interim CFO annnounced
Goals confirms Deloitte ‘options’ review of future
Goals has confirmed a weekend report that it has engaged Deloitte to work alongside its current advisers and its lenders in assessing its future options.
The company said that the scope of the engagement is to consider and plan for certain future scenarios that the board may consider actioning either after, or alongside, its discussions with HMRC regarding the potential mis-declaration of VAT.
It is thought the options include putting the business up for sale. Near-19% shareholder Mike Ashley has urged the company to hire corporate investigator Kroll to look into the accounting issues.
It has also appointed Mike McGill as interim chief financial officer, replacing Martin Johnson who also held the role on an interim basis and leaves the company on 31 July. Mr McGill, Mr McGill who has worked with companies including Baxters Food Group, McDonald Hotels and the Murray Group, is not a director.