The European Commission has cleared the way for US hedge fund, Cerberus, to acquire struggling diy chain, Focus.
It has been given the all-clear to buy the company and the deal will now be completed by the end of this month.
Hilco, a turnaround advisory company which specialises in retail, is to help Cerberus with its plans to revitalise the business.
Focus, which has been burdened with debt, had employed N M Rothschild to sell the company earlier this year after failing to reach a debt restructuring deal with its debtors.
Cerberus has already appointed former Wickes saviours, Bill Grimsey as chief executive and Bill Hoskins as finance director.