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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

Consumer Goods & Retail
PVH Closes $2.9B Warnaco Deal

The deal brings the Calvin Klein brand back together

PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) has closed on its $2.9 billion purchase of the Warnaco Group Inc., reuniting two parts of Calvin Klein under one roof.

PVH now owns Warnaco brands Speedo, Body Nancy Ganz/Bodyslimmers, Warner’s and Olga, in addition to the rest of Calvin Klein.

Before the deal, PVH already owned Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow and Bass, as well as part of Calvin Klein. The deal was announced in October

The company has also closed on new senior secured credit facilities, consisting of $3.075 billion in term loans and a $750 million revolving credit facility.

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

 

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