Kate Spade - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview


Kate Spade M&A Summary

Kate Spade has acquired 1 company of its own. It has also divested 2 assets.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold Liz Claiborne - Family of Brands to J. C. Penney Company for $268M. Kate Spade has acquired in 1 US state. The Company’s most targeted sectors include apparel/textiles (100%).

Kate Spade Ownership

Who owns Kate Spade?

Kate Spade is owned by Tapestry. It was acquired on May 8, 2017.

Kate Spade Business Overview

Where is Kate Spade headquartered?

Kate Spade is headquartered in New York, New York.

What is Kate Spade’s revenue?

Kate Spade disclosed revenue of 1,243M USD for 2016 and 1,139M USD for 2015.

How many employees does Kate Spade have?

Kate Spade has 3,600 employees.

What sector is Kate Spade in?

Kate Spade is an apparel/textiles company.

When was Kate Spade founded?

Kate Spade was founded in 1976.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity1
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 2

Kate Spade & Co.

2 Park Avenue,
New York, New York 10016
United States,
(212) 354-4900

Kate Spade & Company operates principally under two global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york and Jack Spade New York. The Company’s four category pillars – women’s, men’s, children’s and home – span demographics, genders and geographies. Known for crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication, kate spade new york aims to inspire a more interesting life. The kate spade new york collection includes the Madison Avenue, Broome Street and on purpose labels. Jack Spade New York offers a timeless and versatile assortment of bags, sportswear and tailored clothing founded on the aesthetic of simple, purposeful design. The Company also owns Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group. Kate Spade & Co. was established in 1976 and is based in New York City.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $493M $493M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
LBD Acquisition Company, LLC 2013-12-10 225M USD Divestiture
Los Angeles, California · www.luckybrand.com
Liz Claiborne - Family of Brands 2011-10-12 268M USD Divestiture
New York, New York
Skylark Sport Marketing Corp. 2005-11-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Vista, California
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Apparel/Textiles 1 (100%) - 2 (100%) 493M (100%)
Total 1 - 2 $493M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 1 - 2 493M
  California 1 - 1 225M
  New York - - 1 268M
Total 1 - 2 $493M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $493M
Largest Liz Claiborne - Family of Brands
$268M (2011-10-12)

M&A Connections

Divested to
1 (50%)
1 (50%)

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