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Generation Tux Completes Acquisition of Menguin, Focuses on E-commerce Strategy

Generation Tux, an online suit and tuxedo rental company founded by menswear legend George Zimmer, formerly of Men’s Wearhouse, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 4-year-old  Menguin for $25 million. By combining forces, Generation Tux and Menguin will now own the market by providing best-in-class experience and quality in the online formal menswear rental category. The announcement …

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Equistone Partners Europe acquires DefShop

Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake of DefShop, a hip-hop influenced online streetwear retailer.  Terms of the deal were undisclosed. “DefShop has grown impressively within an extraordinarily exciting segment of the fashion industry and is regarded by teenagers and young adults as an institution and style authority for streetwear and hip-hop clothing,” Equistone partner, Alexis Milkovic, said in …

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Marquee Brands acquires entire BCBG Max Azria Global Holdings portfolio

Marquee Brands, a brand acquisition, licensing and development company, has acquired BCBG Max Azria Global Holdings’ entire portfolio for $108 million. Marquee will acquire BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGeneration, Herve Leger and all the brands’ related intellectual property. BCBG Max Azria brands will join Marquee’s portfolio alongside Bruno Magli, Ben Sherman and Body Glove. “Acquiring these three brands is transformational for Marquee as …

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Apax Partners acquires MatchesFashion.com in a move to accelerate further growth

Apax Partners has announced a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in storied luxury fashion retailer, MatchesFashion.com. The financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. MatchesFashion founders, Tom and Ruth Chapman, as well as its existing investors Scottish Equity Partners and Highland Europe, will retain minority stakes in the business. “Online penetration of the luxury market is still small …

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