M&A Deal Summary

The William Carter Acquires OshKosh B Gosh

On July 14, 2005, The William Carter Co. acquired apparel/textiles company OshKosh B'Gosh, Inc. for 312M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is The William Carter’s 1st transaction in the Apparel/Textiles sector.
  • This is The William Carter’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is The William Carter’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is The William Carter’s 1st transaction in Wisconsin.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-07-14
Target OshKosh B'Gosh, Inc.
Sector Apparel/Textiles
Buyer(s) The William Carter Co.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 312M USD
Advisor(s) Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division (Financial)
Mayer Brown (Legal)


OshKosh B'Gosh, Inc.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
OshKosh B'Gosh is a provider of quality children's apparel and accessories. OshKosh B'Gosh products are available in over 50 countries around the world. The brand is sold through department and national chain stores as well through more than 170 OshKosh B'Gosh-operated retail stores.

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The William Carter Co.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Category Company
Founded 1865

The William Carter Co. is a manufacturer of children's apparel products.

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