"The announcement from Mothercare in the United Kingdom has no impact on stores in the Middle East", said a spokesperson for Kuwait-based Alshaya Group, which operates the Mothercare franchise in the region.
The UK business yesterday announced the return of the chief executive who was sacked just five weeks ago. In the United Kingdom, losses swelled from £9.7, to £79.4m. David Wood, the man brought in to replace him, will now become managing director. As many as 800 jobs could be lost.
The push to bring down its 137-strong United Kingdom store estate to around 87 stores and secure rent reductions on a further 21 sites will be pursued through a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), a type of insolvency process which helps firms cut costs.
The restrucuturing plan will have no impact on Mothercare Ireland, which is a separately-owned business operating 15 Irish stores under the brand.
The shake-up follows a brutal set of annual results showing that Mothercare made a £72.8m pre-tax loss in the year to March 24.
In 2013, the Early Learning Centre and Mothercare outlet store opened within the existing Mothercare (and former Children's World) unit at Parkgate Shopping in Rotherham.
In the UK, Mothercare trades from 137 UK stores, down from almost 400 a decade ago.
The CVA route, which allows firms to avoid insolvency or administration, has been taken this year by fellow United Kingdom retail strugglers - fashion chain New Look, floor coverings group Carpetright and department store group House of Fraser.
It's believed the stores listed will close in the next 12 months. Mothercare also intends to raise £28m by issuing shares.
"The business was in an unsustainable situation and was in clear need of an appropriate resolution and today's comprehensive measures provide a renewed and stable financial structure for the business, and will allow Mothercare to accelerate its adaptation to the shifting dynamic towards online".
Analysts at Peel Hunt said Mothercare's measures looked sufficient to get the United Kingdom business back to breakeven.