Shares of Barnes & Noble ( BKS) were climbing over 4% in Thursday morning trading on reports that the bookseller has been working with Guggenheim as a financial adviser to possibly explore a sale of the company, according to DealReporter, as reported by Bloomberg.
Barnes & Noble was also said to be in discussions with Apollo Global Management ( APO) , and one other potential private equity firm including Platinum Equity.
A Barnes & Noble spokesman said that the company was not currently engaged in the sales process, the report said.
Shares of Barnes & Noble are lower over 32% year-to-date.
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