Founded in 1971, Starter pioneered the league licensed apparel business and is currently licensed to several manufacturer/wholesalers selling primarily to Wal-Mart in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Starter was acquired by Iconix Brand Group on November 15, 2008.
Join Mergr to view all 72 acquisitions of apparel/textiles companies in 2008, including 39 acquisitions by private equity firms, and 33 by strategics.
Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, apparel/textiles ranked 25 in number of deals in 2008. The largest apparel/textiles acquisition in 2008 was RJ McCarthy - which was acquired by Birch Hill Equity Partners Management for $850M.
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