Bed Bath & Beyond stock jumps on report company received bids for BuyBuy Baby unit

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A view of the atmosphere during the Whitney Port & Bundle Organics #MomAsYouAre buybuyBABY product launch on November 17, 2018 in Torrance, California.
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Bed Bath & Beyond‘s shares have jumped on news that the company is considering offers to buy its BuyBuy Baby business.

The news was reported by The Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources. According to the report, private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management and Tailwind Acquisition are among the companies interested in the baby apparel and supplies retailer.

The home goods retailer recently struck a deal with activist investor Ryan Cohen, chairman of GameStop and co-founder of Chewy, who owns a stake in the company through his firm RC Ventures. As part of the deal, Bed Bath agreed to do a strategic review of BuyBuy Baby, one of the bright spots of the company’s business. It also agreed to add three new directors to its board as part of the truce.

Bed Bath & Beyond did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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