The Grenoble commercial court has not yet considered that Go Sport was in cessation of payments.
While he had to decide the fate of the company in difficulty Go Sport, he appointed an investigating judge and postponed the examination of the file until January 16, the Grenoble prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
The mission of this judge-investigator will consist of "making a precise statement of the financial situation" of the Go Sport group and its subsidiary Go Sport France with the help of the audit firms and the auditors concerned, according to a press release on Wednesday. .
The decision of the commercial court to put the verdict on hold is “a message of vigilance but also of confidence, which calls for the mobilization of all the actors to save the company”, underlines the parquet floor.
The prosecution had assigned Go Sport to receivership after economic alerts received by the auditors and the central social and economic committee (CSEC) of Go Sport.
On December 19, the managers of HPB, the parent company of Go Sport, had been heard by the Grenoble commercial court, alongside the auditors and elected officials of the CSEC to take stock of the financial situation of the company and establish whether it was in default.
The leaders of HPB had assured that the situation of the company was healthy, the expert mandated by them having produced a certificate of non-cessation of payments.
For their part, the auditors of Go Sport and the expert appointed by the CSEC had established the state of cessation of payments of the company over the period October-November.
Subsidiary of the Hermione group, like Camaïeu
Like the ready-to-wear chain Camaïeu, placed in liquidation at the end of September, with its 2,100 employees made redundant, its stocks sold off and the brand sold at auction, Go Sport is a subsidiary of the Hermione, People and Brands (HPB) group, owned by Bordeaux investor Michel Ohayon.
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The auditors of Go Sport, as well as an independent expert appointed by the elected officials of the CSEC, presented a concluding report on Monday on the state of cessation of payments since the period October-November.
“A transfer is always worrying, because there may be a social plan, store closures.
We are here to preserve the 2,160 employees of Go Sport, ”says Christophe Lavalle, Force Ouvrière delegate and member of the CSEC.
In loss for years, Go Sport, founded in 1978 and based in Sassenage in Isère, had been bought at the end of 2021 for a symbolic euro by HPB from the parent company of the Casino food distribution group, the company Rallye, itself even heavily in debt.