Sale to Caleres, Inc.

Consumer
Sale to Caleres, Inc.

Summary

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Vionic Group on this transaction

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Vionic Group (“Vionic”) was recently acquired by Caleres, Inc. (“Caleres”) (NYSE: CAL) for $360 million, subject to certain adjustments.

Vionic brings together style and science, combining innovative biomechanics with the most coveted trends. As pioneers in foot health with a global team of experts behind the brand, Vionic brings a fresh perspective to stylish, supportive footwear. Featuring a wide range of silhouettes, premium materials and thoughtful design for women and men, Vionic offers unmatched style and addictive support. The dual gender brand’s vast selection of active, casual, dress styles, sandals, and slippers brings revolutionary support to the most aspirational looks. Vionic has been featured in press including the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine, The Today Show, InStyle, Women’s Health, Redbook, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Men’s Health, Travel+Leisure, and People. Alpine Investors, a San Francisco based private equity firm focused on People First, has been an investor in Vionic since 2012. Vionic is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

Caleres is a diverse portfolio of global footwear brands. Caleres’ products are available virtually everywhere – in the over 1,200 retail stores it operates, in hundreds of major department and specialty stores, on its branded ecommerce sites, and on many third-party retail websites. Famous Footwear offers great casual and athletic brands for the entire family with convenient, curated, affordable collections. Sam Edelman keeps expressive women in step with the latest trends in a playful, whimsical way. Naturalizer shoes are beautiful from the inside out, with elegant simplicity and legendary fit re-imagined for today’s consumer. Allen Edmonds combines old world craft with new world technology to create luxe footwear for the discerning man who wants sophisticated, modern classics. Rounding out the family of brands are Vince, Franco Sarto, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes, LifeStride, Via Spiga, Diane von Furstenberg, Blowfish Malibu, Bzees, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Circus by Sam Edelman, Fergie and Ryka. Combined, these brands make Caleres a company with both a legacy and a mission. Caleres’ legacy is the more than 140 years of craftsmanship and the passion for fit, while its mission is to continue to inspire people to feel good, feet first. Caleres is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Consumer
Sale to Caleres, Inc.
Date
October 2018
Company
Vionic Group
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Consumer
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America

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