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CircusTrix Sells a Significant Stake

CircusTrix Holdings, LLC, a leading owner/operator of extreme indoor recreation parks, announced it has received a significant investment by Palladium Equity Partners, LLC.

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Brentwood Buys J.McLaughlin

Brentwood Associates announced it has acquired J.McLaughlin, a preeminent designer, marketer and multi-channel retailer of classic American sportswear with modern relevance.

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Incipio Acquires Incase Designs

Incipio Technologies Inc. announced today the acquisition of Incase Designs Corp., designer and manufacturer of lifestyle bags and accessories.

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InterLuxe Purchases A.L.C. Stake

Designer Andrea Lieberman has sold a majority stake of her ready-to-wear contemporary label A.L.C. to InterLuxe, a portfolio company of Lee Equity Partners.

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Estée Lauder Acquires GLAMGLOW

Estée Lauder announced today that it has agreed to acquire GLAMGLOW, the Hollywood skin care brand focused on fast-acting treatment masks.

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Daniel's Sells Majority Stake

Palladium Equity Partners, LLC announced today that it has made a majority investment in Daniel's Jewelers, a specialty jewelry retailer in California. 

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Bain Capital Buys 50% of TOMS

TOMS' Founder confirmed today the company has completed its sale of a 50 percent equity stake to a leading private investment firm, Bain Capital.

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Robert Marc Announces Sale

Luxury Optical Holdings Co. has announced the acquisition of privately-held Robert Marc, one of the most recognized luxury eyewear companies.

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Kellwood Purchases Parker

Kellwood Holding announced today its acquisition of Parker, which designs, produces and markets premium contemporary apparel at an accessible price point.

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Quixote Buys Movie Movers

Quixote Studios has acquired Movie Movers, one of the nation's leading suppliers of production and talent trailers to the entertainment industry.

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Brian Atwood Sells IP to Madden

Brian Atwood acquired the intellectual property & assets for his designer business, and entered into a strategic partnership with Steve Madden.

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TRIMAS BUYS THE REST OF ARMINAK

TriMas Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer of engineered and applied products, announced that it acquired the remaining 30% of Arminak & Associates, LLC.

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Dutch LLC Sells Majority Stake

TA Associates completed a majority investment in Dutch, LLC, the parent company for leading fashion brands JOIE, Equipment & Current/Elliott.

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Gap Inc. Acquires Intermix

Gap Inc. announced today it has acquired INTERMIX Holdings, a multi-brand specialty retailer of luxury & contemporary women’s apparel and accessories.

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BRS Purchases Royal Robbins

BRS has acquired Royal Robbins Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, marketer and retailer of outdoor and travel apparel, from Kellwood Company.

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TSG Invests in Paige Denim

TSG Consumer Partners LLC announced its investment in Paige Denim, a rapidly growing Los Angeles-based affordable luxury brand with a focus in premium denim.

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TRIMAS ACQUIRES 70% OF ARMINAK

TriMas Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of engineered and applied products, announced today that it acquired 70% of Arminak & Associates, LLC.

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TSG Invests in Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar, award winning designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium fashion jewelry, has entered into a partnership with TSG Consumer Partners LLC.

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Too Faced Receives Investment

Too Faced Cosmetics, the playful, feminine beauty brand--and to this point independent--announced a new investment partner, Weston Presidio.

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Catherine Malandrino Partners

Catherine Malandrino, a designer and brand with wholesale, retail and e-commerce, formed a strategic partnership with Elie Tahari and Arthur Levine.

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Robert Graham Sells Stake

Fashion designer Robert Graham announced today that Michael Buckley has been named CEO and Tengram Capital Partners is providing capital for growth.

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Big Strike Receives Investment

The Gores Group has confirmed an investment in Big Strike, Inc., designer & manufacturer of casual and career women's lifestyle apparel.

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SNOW PHIPPS INVESTS IN VELVET

Velvet, the contemporary clothing collection, announced today that it has received a growth investment from Snow Phipps, a leading private equity firm.

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ANG Acquires Kooba

Accessory Network Group, a privately held, diversified prestige handbag and accessories company, announced today that it signed a contract to acquire the rights to the Kooba brand.

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Kellwood Buys Rebecca Taylor

Kellwood announced its acquisition of Rebecca Taylor, a leading designer, wholesaler and retailer of premium branded women's contemporary apparel.

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NEP Closes Two Strategic Deals

NEP Broadcasting announced that it has finalized a deal to acquire & merge Sweetwater and American Hi Definition into the NEP Entertainment division.

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Saban Brands Buys Paul Frank

Saban Brands announced today that it has acquired renowned lifestyle company Paul Frank Industries, including all company assets and intellectual property.

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Robert Rodriguez Closes Sale

Owners of Robert Rodriguez, a privately held designer, marketer & wholesaler of women's contemporary eveningwear and sportswear, confirmed the sale.

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J Brand Receives Investment

J Brand, a rapidly growing premium denim company, announced a strategic investment by Star Avenue Capital, LLC to support growth initiatives.

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Z Gallerie Exits Chapter 11

Z Gallerie, a privately-held retailer of home furnishings & decorative accessories, has emerged from Chapter 11 and completed its recapitalization.

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VF Completes Acquisition of Mo

VF Corporation has acquired the remaining two-thirds of the capital stock of Mo Industries, owner of the Splendid and Ella Moss women's contemporary sportswear brands.

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Falconhead Invests In NYDJ

Falconhead Capital announced it acquired a controlling stake in Not Your Daughter's Jeans, a global brand targeting average-sized, fashion-conscious women.

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VF, Mo Industries To Partner

VF Corporation announced today its minority investment in Mo Industries, owner of the Splendid and Ella Moss women's contemporary sportswear brands.

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Kooba Brings On Equity Partner

Kooba, a leading contemporary designer of women's luxury handbags, accessories & apparel, announced an investment from Swander Pace Capital.

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Solera Invests In Calypso

Calypso, a multibrand retailer which has grown rapidly in the past 15 years, has sold a majority interest to Solera Capital LLC, a private equity firm.

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Betsey Johnson Selects Partner

Castanea Partners announced a majority control investment in Betsey Johnson, a designer, marketer, retailer & wholesaler of premium women’s contemporary apparel.

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Globe Sells World Industries

Globe Int'l has entered into an agreement to sell World Industries to i.e. distribution, a leading global licensee in footwear and snow products.

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Kellwood Acquires Vince

Kellwood announced today an agreement to acquire the assets of CRL Group, LLC, owner of Vince--a contemporary women's sportswear collection.

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Hartmarx Buys One Girl Who...

Hartmarx Corporation today announced that it has acquired the “One Girl Who . . .” brand, which markets high quality women's knitwear and tops.

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Imperial Toy Acquired In MBO

Imperial, creator and manufacturer of leading toy brands, today announced the sale of the company to its Co-Presidents Peter Tiger and Art Hirsch.

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Mac & Jac Sells To Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne has purchased all the outstanding equity interests in Mac and Jac, which collectively design, market and sell the mac & jac, kenzie and kenziegirl apparel lines.

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Golden Gate Adds Two Brands

Golden Gate Capital announced the acquisition of Appleseed’s, Inc. and Draper’s & Damon’s, Inc., leading specialty retailers targeting baby boomers.

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Liz Claiborne acquires prAna

prAna, a fast-growing maker of apparel for climbing, yoga & outdoor activities, has been acquired by women's wear giant, Liz Claiborne.

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Delta Apparel Completes Deal

Delta Apparel, Inc. announced today that it has acquired all of the assets of Junkfood Clothing, a fashion brand known for its innovative designs and sense of style.

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Liz Claiborne Buys C&C Equity

Liz Claiborne announced it has purchased the equity of C&C California, a designer, marketer and wholesaler of premium apparel for women, men & children.

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Andrew Marc Takes Investment

GB Palladin Capital, LLC, a division of Gordon Brothers Group, today announced the completion of an investment in Andrew Marc, the designer brand.

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Warnaco Finalizes New Deal

Warnaco has agreed to acquire Ocean Pacific, which offers a broad spectrum of apparel and accessories for men, women & young adults, from Doyle & Boissiere.

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Quiksilver To Purchase DC Shoes

Surf-inspired apparel maker Quiksilver agreed to acquire privately held DC Shoes, which designs and distributes footwear and apparel inspired by action sports.

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Juicy Couture Completes Sale

Liz Claiborne, Inc. completed the purchase of Juicy Couture, a leading contemporary brand of casual lifestyle clothing for men, women and children.

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Nautica To Acquire Earl Jean

Nautica Enterprises Inc. today announced an agreement to buy trendy Los Angeles jeans maker Earl Jean Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal to close in May.

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