Retailers including Selfridges and Marks & Spencer are fighting for fairer taxing policies.
Microsoft will work with the retailer to integrate AI technology across the company, in order to optimize operations and improve customer experience.
The company is paying the price of a swift program to downsize and streamline in a tough market.
Sanpower will retain a minority holding in the troubled retailer, which plans to shut stores.
Global-e provides cross-border e-commerce services, such as currency conversions and tax calculations, to retailers and brands.
Both British retailers continue to struggle, and to streamline their respective businesses.
Julian Dunkerton and Belinda Earl will move on to new projects from their respective roles at Superdry and Marks & Spencer.
The couple visited Reprezent 107.3 FM in London on Tuesday.
The purchase includes 27 stores, which will continue to trade under the Marks & Spencer name.
Clothing sales were broadly flat, but full-price sales grew 5.3 percent as the retailer seeks to upgrade.