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Wolverine, Golden Gate to Split Up Collective Brands in $1.32 Billion Deal

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Topeka, KA and Rockford, MI—Collective Brands will be split up in a $1.32 billion deal where Wolverine World Wide will take over four footwear brands, and private equity firms Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital will take over Payless ShoeSource and Collective’s international licensing business. Wolverine and Golden Gate …

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Collective Brands Steps Up Expansion to 10 More Countries

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Lexington, MA—Collective Brands continues to step up its global expansion. The footwear giant’s Performance + Lifestyle Group, which includes brands such as Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Keds and Stride Rite, announced today that is has signed new agreements with partners in ten countries to continue the rapid international expansion of several …

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Sperry Top-Sider to Expands into Accessories with New Licenses

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Lexington, MA—Sperry Top-Sider, the inventor of the iconic boat shoe, is sailing into categories beyond footwear. The company, a division of Collective Brands, said today that it signed five new license agreements for products including belts, bags, hosiery, eyewear, swimwear and coverups, headwear, scarves, gloves and shoe care, among others. …

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Collective Brands Inks Distribution Deals in 4 Markets

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Lexington, MA–Collective Brands Inc. today announced that it has signed new distribution agreements with partners to continue the rapid international expansion of several of its Performance + Lifestyle brands in markets including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Spain. The announcement follows Collective Brands’ second quarter report last month where it disclosed …