Infotech Go Sport France placed in receivership

Go Sport France placed in receivership

The company Go Sport France has been placed in receivership, two weeks after its parent company, the sporting goods distributor Groupe Go Sport, according to a judgment of the Grenoble Commercial Court made public on Thursday February 2.

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The court, in its judgment dated February 1, 2023, “notes the state of cessation of payments and pronounces the opening of the receivership proceedings of SAS Go Sport France”a 100% subsidiary of Groupe Go Sport, whose stores it manages.

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This decision was taken at the request of the leaders of the group, specifies the judgment, which mentions“a shortfall in assets of 158 million euros”. This last one is “the consequence of the termination of the cash agreement previously granted by the parent company Groupe Go sport”Deputy Prosecutor François Touret de Coucy said in a statement.

Groupe Go Sport had itself been declared in receivership on February 19 by the Grenoble commercial court. The prosecution then stressed that the situation of Go Sport France, spared at the time by this measure, would however “impacted by that of its parent company”.

Second liquidation of the group after Camaïeu

At the end of December 2022, after a first hearing, justice had given an investigating judge the mission of “Make an accurate statement of the financial situation” of the Go Sport group and its subsidiary, with the help of its audit firms and its auditors.

Union representatives and the central social and economic committee (CSEC) had questioned the financial health of the group in recent months, expressing alarm in particular over a rise of 36 million euros in cash from Go Sport to its parent company, the HPB group. .

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The prosecution had indicated in January that it had opened an investigation for “abuse of social good” regarding Go Sport after “the auditors transmitted several revelations of criminal facts”.

These court decisions come a few weeks after the liquidation of Camaïeu – which belonged to the same group (Hermione, People & Brands), distribution branch of the Financière immobilière bordelaise (FIB), an investment fund of the Bordeaux businessman Michel Ohayon.

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