L Brands Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Apparel/textiles Company

L Brands has acquired 6 companies. It has also divested 5 assets.

L Brands’ largest acquisition to date was in 1985, when it acquired Lerner for $260M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Express to for $548M. L Brands has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (50%) and apparel/textiles (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

L Brands, Inc.

Three Limited Parkway,
Columbus, Ohio 43230
United States,
(614) 415-7000
www.lb.com

L Brands, Inc. is a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products and accessories. L Brands was founded in 1963 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $319M $319M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - 1 - - 5
vol $702M $702M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
La Senza Corp. 2018-12-13 - Divestiture
Columbus, Ohio · www.lasenza.com
Mast Global Fashions (MGF) 2011-11-03 - Stake Purchase
Columbus, Ohio · www.mast.com
Express LLC 2007-05-15 548M USD Divestiture
Columbus, Ohio · www.express.com
Slatkin & Co. 2005-05-16 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York
New York & Co., Inc. 2002-12-02 154M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.nyandcompany.com
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 1998-05-15 - Spin Off
New Albany, Ohio · www.abercrombie.com
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 1988-01-01 46M USD Divestiture
New Albany, Ohio · www.abercrombie.com
Henri Bendel, Inc. 1985-10-21 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.henribendel.com
Lerner 1985-02-05 260M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York
Victoria's Secret Stores, Inc. 1982-07-15 13M USD Add-on Acquisition
Reynoldsburg, Ohio · www.victoriassecret.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 3 (50%) 273M (86%) 2 (40%) 702M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 2 (33%) 46M (14%) 3 (60%) -
Consumer Products 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 $319M 5 $702M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 319M 5 702M
  Ohio 3 59M 4 548M
  New York 3 260M 1 154M
Total 6 $319M 5 $702M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Financo LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $260M
< $100M 2 $59M
TOTAL $319M
Largest Lerner
$260M (1985-02-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $702M
TOTAL $702M
Largest Express LLC
$548M (2007-05-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%

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