Mergers & Acquisitions

J.Crew Set to Go Private, No Rival Bids Placed
January 19, 2011

J.Crew received no rival bid during a solicitation period and will stick with its nearly $3 billion buyout offer made by two private equity firms in November, according to Reuters. J.Crew agreed to be taken private by the two firms.

eBay Finalizes Acquisition of brands4friends
January 18, 2011

eBay has completed its acquisition of brands4friends, an online shopping club site for fashion and lifestyle in Germany. eBay announced the acquisition on Dec. 20 and acquired the site for a transaction value of approximately $200 million in cash.

Sears to Launch Kardashian Fashion Line
January 18, 2011

Sears, along with Bruno Schiavi's Jupi International, have teamed up with Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian to launch the Kardashian Kollection in 400 Sears stores nationwide in August.

Sears, Urban Outfitters Contemplating J.Crew Takeover
January 6, 2011

Shares of J.Crew surged as high as 9 percent after rumors hit that Sears and Urban Outfitters may launch rival bids for the clothier, according to a report by Bloomberg, citing three people close to the matter.

Jo-Ann Stores to be Acquired for $1.6 Million
December 28, 2010

Jo-Ann Stores Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Los Angeles-based Leonard Green & Partners LP for $61 per share in cash, a transaction valued at $1.6 billion, to accelerate the fabric retailer's expansion, according to Bloomberg.com.

eBay Gains a Friend In German Fashion Club
December 21, 2010

Germany’s largest online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle, Brands4friends.de has been acquired by eBay for $197 million in a cash deal, the U.S. online auction house announced.