Matalan is a British retailer that specialises in shoes and clothes. It was founded by John Hargreaves in 1985. It currently has 200 stores across the UK. The 200th store opened on 22 September 2006 in Croydon. The current Chairman is John Mills and the current Chief Executive at Matalan is Alistair McGeorge.

On 25th October 2009, it was announced that various parties were interested acquiring Matalan but that any deal would most likely do through early 2010.

John Hargreaves put a £1.5billion price tag on the Matalan brand name and with the closest offer, £1.3billion, being rejected any buyout looked unlikely and with no new offers Matalan has now looked at investments into the brand.

Source: Wikipedia