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Amazon could be the next owner of embattled J.C. Penney, and experts say the transaction would be less focused on the bankrupt department store’s business and more on its real estate.

The e-commerce giant in recent weeks is said to be considering a purchase of the department store, which filed for chapter 11 protection last month. According to an S&P Global Market Intelligence report, a potential deal would focus on acquiring some of J.C. Penney’s physical locations, rather than trying to save the brand.

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Samantha Stokes

Samantha Stokes, based in New York, is a staff reporter at American Lawyer covering the business of law. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter: @stokessamanthaj.

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