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ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

Watercooler

GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

Dealmakers

The Buyside:
Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

The Buyside

Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

Today’s Transactions:
Delta Galil Takes Over LittleMissMatched

LittleMissMatched is known for its untraditional line of children's socks that don't match and aren't sold in pairs

Delta Galil USA will acquire retailer LittleMissMatched’s trademarks.

LittleMissMatched, founded in 2003 as a line of non-matching socks sold in odd numbers, sells socks, accessories, bedding, home décor, furniture and cosmetics targeted towards girls.

Delta Galil USA is a subsidiary of Delta Galil Industries (TASE: DELT). The company makes intimate apparel, bras, active wear, men’s underwear and loungewear for the Converse, Nicole Miller and Maidenform brands. The deal was announced Dec. 10. Terms weren’t disclosed.

The purchase comes at a busy time in the retail sector. In December, private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP purchased a 25 percent stake in the Topshop retail chain, Charlesbank Capital and Webster Capital bought OneStopPlus Group, a plus-size retail chain owner and Prospect Brands acquired Gerbing’s Heated Clothing Inc.

For more on retail M&A, see “Retail M&A: Time-Tested Brands Sell.”

 

 

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