Designer Brands - M&A Summary and Business Overview

Apparel/textilesCompany

Designer Brands M&A Summary

Designer Brands has acquired 5 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Designer Brands’ largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Ebuys for $63M. Designer Brands has acquired in 4 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include apparel/textiles (40%) and consumer products (20%).

Designer Brands Business Overview

Where is Designer Brands headquartered?

Designer Brands is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

What is Designer Brands’ revenue?

Designer Brands disclosed revenue of 3,197M USD for 2022 and 2,235M USD for 2021.

What sector is Designer Brands in?

Designer Brands is an apparel/textiles company.

When was Designer Brands founded?

Designer Brands was founded in 1991.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 6

Designer Brands

Designer Brands, Inc.

810 DSW Drive,
Columbus, Ohio 43219
United States,
(614) 237-7100
www.designerbrands.com

Designer Brands is a provider of branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. Designer Brands was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 3 - - 1 1 - 5
vol $114M $114M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Keds 2023-02-08 - Divestiture
Rockford, Michigan · www.keds.com
Topo Athletic LLC 2022-12-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Framingham, Massachusetts · www.topoathletic.com
Camuto Group, Inc. 2018-10-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Greenwich, Connecticut · www.camutogroup.com
Ebuys, Inc. 2016-02-17 63M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.shoemetro.com
Town Shoes Ltd. 2014-04-15 52M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Downsview, Ontario · www.townshoes.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Apparel/Textiles 2 (40%) - - -
Consumer Products 1 (20%) - - -
E-Commerce 1 (20%) 63M (55%) - -
Retail 1 (20%) 52M (45%) - -
Total 5 $114M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 63M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  California 1 63M - -
Canada 1 52M - -
  Ontario 1 52M - -
Domestic 4 (80%) 63M (55%) - -
Cross-border 1 (20%) 52M (45%) - -
Total 5 $114M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Solomon Partners
3
Goldman Sachs
1
The Consello Group
1
Legal Deals
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
1
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
1
Thompson Hine
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $114M
TOTAL $114M
Largest Ebuys, Inc.
$63M (2016-02-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
20%
1 (20%)

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