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STRATACACHE Pushes Growth with Acquisition of Walkbase

STRATACACHE recently announced that it has added Walkbase to its family of complementary digital media/ad tech solution companies, expanding their industry-leading global footprint of scalable, high­ performance marketing technologies. Walkbase, based out of Finland, is a pioneer in highly advanced in­-store marketing and analytics for smartphones and was lauded by Gartner Group in 2015 as a “Cool Vendor.” Their real ­time …

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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.

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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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CHANGES ARE COMING!

We are pleased to be introducing a new version of the FashInvest Newsletter – WWD’s FashInvest Newsletter. If you are a current newsletter subscriber you will receive this new version in the upcoming week. Our goal with this new edition is to provide you, our valued, FashInvest community an updated product to learn about the latest news as it pertains to emerging companies, starts-ups and the financial institutions shaping the future of the fashion industry. Our current and prospective subscribers will find useful information about what is happening at the epicenter of fashion and finance. We hope you find the new look fresh and modern with meaningful content. Stay on the lookout!