M&A Deal Summary

McCown De Leeuw Acquires Vans

On January 1, 1988, private equity firm McCown De Leeuw acquired apparel/textiles company Vans for 74M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is McCown De Leeuw’s 1st transaction in the Apparel/Textiles sector.
  • This is McCown De Leeuw’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is McCown De Leeuw’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is McCown De Leeuw’s 1st transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • Vans was sold to a strategic buyer in 2004 for 396M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 1988-01-01
Target Vans
Sector Apparel/Textiles
Buyer(s) McCown De Leeuw
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 74M USD

Target

Vans

Cypress, California, United States
website
Vans, Inc. is a manufacturer and retailer of footwear, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and kids worldwide.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

McCown De Leeuw

Foster City, California, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

McCown De Leeuw & Co. is a private equity firm focused on buying an building middle-market companies. The Firm is sector agnostic and will consider opportunities across the US. McCown De Leeuw & Co. was formed in 1984 and is based in Foster City, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 5
Sector (Apparel/Textiles) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 1 of 3
State (California) 1 of 3
Country (United States) 1 of 5
Year (1988) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
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