Leonard Green & Partners


Buyout Bids Likely for “Bargain Priced” Collective Brands?

Easter at Payless

Topeka, KS—Collective Brands Inc., parent to Payless ShoeSource, Sperry Top-Sider and Stride Rite, may be purchased for a bargain … [Read more...]

J. Crew Q4 Profit Up on Double-Digit Sales Increase

J. Crew 2012

New York—Lowered overhead costs and a double-digit increase in sales pushed J. Crew into an improved fourth quarter, the company … [Read more...]

J.Crew Q3 Profit Hit by Acquisition Costs

J. Crew Holiday 2011

New York—J. Crew Group Inc. said Thursday that its third quarter profit fell 43% hurt by costs associated its the $3 billion deal … [Read more...]

J.Crew Swings into Q2 Loss on Acquisition Costs

J.Crew Fall 11

New York--J. Crew Group Inc. posted a second quarter loss as higher interest expenses from its move to go private cut into its … [Read more...]

American Apparel “Rescue” Investors to Sell Off Shares?

Investor troubles aside, American Apparel continues its controversial marketing--the latest a plus-size model search called "The Next Big Thing."

Los Angeles—The Canadian investment group that stepped in with $15 million to rescue American Apparel from sliding into bankruptcy … [Read more...]

Equity Firm Bids on BJ’s Wholesale Takeover

BJ's Wholesale Club

Natik, MA—Consumers shop BJ’s Wholesale Club for off price bargains, now a couple of equity firms hope to buy the wholesale club … [Read more...]

J. Crew Posts Q1 Loss on Buyout Costs, Markdowns

J. Crew sign and logo

New York—J. Crew Group swung to a first quarter loss related to its acquisition in March and increases promotions and markdowns, … [Read more...]

Shareholders Approve $3 Billion J. Crew Buyout

J. Crew sign and logo

New York--J. Crew stockholders agreed today to the controversial $3 billion private equity buyout that had has been the subject of … [Read more...]

Shareholder Settlement Over J.Crew Buyout Falls Apart

J. Crew

New York—A recent $10 million settlement deal with shareholders who had sued J. Crew over its $3 billion buyout offer has … [Read more...]

J. Crew Extends Buy out Period to Appease Shareholders

J. Crew

New York—Although apparently no other suitors have come forward to buy the retailer, J. Crew Group agreed to extend its “go-shop” … [Read more...]

J. Crew Buyout ‘Threatened’ by Q3 Results

J.Crew CEO Millard “Mickey” Drexler

New York—The $3 billion private equity buyout of J. Crew almost didn’t happen when the buyers threatened to abandon the deal … [Read more...]

2 Equity Firms to Buy J. Crew for 3 Billion

J. Crew

New York--Shares of J. Crew jumped 16% this morning upon news that the specialty retailer agreed to be bought by two … [Read more...]