Francesca�s Holdings Corporation (Holdings) is a holding company. The Company�s business operations are conducted through its wholly owned indirect subsidiary, Francesca�s Collections, Inc. (Francesca�s Collections). Holdings operates under its trademark, francesca�s collections. The Company operates a national chain of retail boutiques designed and merchandised. Its francesca�s collections is a specialty retailer in the United States. Holdings's retail locations are designed and merchandised as owned, upscale boutiques. Holdings offer a range of fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. The Company�s merchandise is also available through its e-commerce Website, www.francescascollections.com. As of April 2, 2011, Holdings had a boutique base in 236 locations in 38 states. In February 2010, CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC (CCMP) acquired an 84% interest in the Company from the Founders and Bear Growth Capital Partners, LP (BGCP).