Sale of certain assets of Collective Licensing International, LLC

Consumer
Sale of certain assets of Collective Licensing International, LLC

Summary

Baird served as financial advisor to Payless Holdings, LLC on this transaction.

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Payless Holdings, LLC (“Payless” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital (“Golden Gate”) and Blum Capital Partners (“Blum Capital”), recently announced its sale of certain assets of Collective Licensing International, LLC., Lifestyle Brands Corporation and Collective Brands Cooperatief U.A. (collectively CLI) to Authentic Brands Group, LLC (“ABG”). The asset purchase includes several youth lifestyle, athletic and board-sports inspired brands, including Airwalk, Hind, Vision Street Wear and Above The Rim. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Payless Holdings, LLC is the parent company of Payless ShoeSource, which is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a wide range of shoes and accessory items at affordable prices for every member of the family. Payless ShoeSource has more than 4,300 stores in more than 30 countries. Payless ShoeSource is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

Authentic Brands Group, in partnership with Leonard Green & Partners, is an intellectual property corporation with a mandate to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands. ABG brands include: Marilyn Monroe®, Mini Marilyn™, Muhammad Ali®, Elvis Presley®, Juicy Couture®, Judith Leiber®, Adrienne Vittadini®, Taryn Rose®, Hickey Freeman®, Hart Schaffner Marx®, Palm Beach®, Misook®, Prince®, Spyder®, Ektelon®, Viking®, Bobby Jones®, TapouT® and Sportcraft®. Authentic Brands Group is headquartered in New York, New York.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Joe Pellegrini +1 (704) 553-6612
Andrew Martin +1 (704) 553-6615
John Moriarty +1 (650) 858-3811
Maria Watts +1 (312) 609-4743
Mark Karns +1 (312) 609-7045
Vinay Ghai +44 (0) 207 667 8225
Consumer
Sale of certain assets of Collective Licensing International, LLC
Date
July 2014
Company
Payless Holdings, LLC
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Consumer
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America

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