Leonard Green & Partners


J. Crew Swings into Q1 Loss, Warns of Write-Downs

Juan Carlos Obando for J.Crew

New York—J. Crew said Wednesday that it swung into a first quarter loss, adding that it may write down the value of its business … [Read more...]

J. Crew Q4 Profit Falls Despite Sales Gain

Spring style at J. Crew: tile indigo top, LemLem Bara scarf and Collection Audrey suede pumps

New York—J. Crew Group Inc. posted a 42% drop in its fourth quarter profit on Monday, hit by higher costs that offset sales … [Read more...]

Report: Fast Retailing, J. Crew Drop Acquisition Talks

What's new at J. Crew this Spring? An IPO?

New York—Apparently $5 billion for J. Crew is just a little too rich even for Fast Retailing, parent of Uniqlo.In a report on … [Read more...]

Report: Fast Retailing in Talks to Buy J. Crew

Spring style at J. Crew

New York and Tokyo—Although neither side has confirmed anything, the scuttlebutt in financial circles is that Fast Retailing, … [Read more...]

J.Crew Seeks $1.57 Billion Loan to Refinance Debt?

Spring bridesmaids looks from J. Crew

New York—J. Crew Group is reportedly looking for a $1.57 billion load to refinance its debt, according to sources quotes Friday by … [Read more...]

Topshop to Open Flagship in Manhattan This Fall

Sir Philip Green, the billionaire entrepreneur behind TopShop

London—The British are coming to Manhattan: Topshop, the London-based affordable fashion retailer, that is.Founded in 1964, … [Read more...]

Fifth & Pacific to Unload Lucky Brand in $225 Million Deal

luckybrand

New York—Just months after indicating its strategy going forward is to concentrate on its Kate Spade brand, Fifth & Pacific … [Read more...]

J. Crew Q3 Profit Up 6.8%, Sales Up 11%

Cashmere for holiday at J. Crew

New York—J. Crew reported Wednesday afternoon that its third quarter profit rose 6.8% on sales increases despite a decrease in … [Read more...]

Report: Neiman Marcus Hired Banks to Lead IPO

Neiman Marcus

Dallas—The owners of Neiman Marcus Group moved closed this week to launching a purported initial public offering of the luxury … [Read more...]

TopShop Sells 25% Stake for $805 Million

Sir Philip Green, the billionaire entrepreneur behind TopShop

London—Sir Philip Green, the British billionaire retail mogul, confirmed today that he sold a 25% stake in his TopShop and TopMan … [Read more...]

U.S. Private Equity Firm to Take 25% Stake in TopShop?

Tapped for TopShop: Actress Kate Bosworth stars in "Winter Wonderland - A Christmas" film by Topshop directed by Michael Polish

London—Rumors are rife on both sides of the Atlantic that Leonard Green & Partners LP, the private equity group behind the J. … [Read more...]

Private Equity Firm Buys David’s Bridal for $1.05 Billion

David's Bridal

New York—A private equity firm said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy David’s Bridal in a deal valuing the bridal retailer at … [Read more...]