M&A Deal Summary

Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia Acquires Thom Browne

On August 28, 2018, Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia S.p.A. acquired apparel/textiles company Thom Browne, Inc. from Sandbridge Capital LLC for 500M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia’s 1st transaction in the Apparel/Textiles sector.
  • This is Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia’s 1st transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-08-28
Target Thom Browne, Inc.
Sector Apparel/Textiles
Buyer(s) Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia S.p.A.
Sellers(s) Sandbridge Capital LLC
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 500M USD

Target

Thom Browne, Inc.

New York, New York, United States
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Thom Browne, Inc. began his business with five suits and a small by-appointment-only shop in 2001 and subsequently introduced his first ready-to-wear collection in 2003. Browne’s innovations in tailoring have been closely identified with positively impacting the paradigm of men’s and women’s fashion. To wit, Browne has been honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2006 and 2013, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia S.p.A.

Trivero, Italy

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Category Company
Founded 1910
SectorApparel/Textiles
DESCRIPTION

Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia S.p.A. is a luxury menswear brand and one of the most renowned businesses in Italy. Founded in 1910 in Trivero, in the Biella Alps, by the young entrepreneur Ermenegildo, whose vision was to ethically create the world’s finest textiles through innovation and the sourcing of the noblest fibers directly from their markets of origin.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Apparel/Textiles) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (New York) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2018) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Sandbridge Capital LLC

Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2010
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Sandbridge Capital LLC is a private equity firm focused on the retail and consumer sectors. Specific areas of interest include retail, apparel and accessory brands, health, beauty and wellness, consumer durables/products. Sandbridge Capital looks to invest $10 to $20 million per transaction and will consider a variety of situations, including co-investing with other private equity firms. Sandbridge Capital was formed in 2010 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Apparel/Textiles) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (New York) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2018) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
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