Iconix Brand Group Completes Acquisition Of Umbro
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON)
("Iconix" or the "Company"), today announced that it has completed the
acquisition of the Umbro brand and related intellectual property assets from
NIKE, Inc. for $225 million in cash.
Founded in 1924, Umbro is the original global football (soccer) brand. Today,
the brand combines its British heritage with a modern football lifestyle to
create iconic sports apparel and footwear.
The purchase price was funded with the Company's recently announced $600
million securitized financing facility.
"We are thrilled to be adding Umbro to our portfolio of iconic brands," said
Neil Cole, Chairman and CEO of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. "In addition, we
believe our ability to secure financing at an attractive price highlights the
strength of our brands and our business model. Acquisitions remain a key focus
for our Company and with our new securitization in place we believe we have
significant financial flexibility and are well positioned to continue to grow
our business and execute on our acquisition strategy."
Iconix owns 29 consumer brands in the fashion, athletic, electronic, home and
entertainment industries. With this acquisition, the Company's brands will
generate approximately $13 billion in retail sales globally, with over $2.5
billion attributable to the Company's portfolio of athletic brands.
About Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of
consumer brands including: CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE
BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), MOSSIMO (R), LONDON FOG (R), OCEAN PACIFIC
(R), DANSKIN (R), ROCAWEAR (R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R),
CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R), WAVERLY (R), ZOO YORK (R), ED HARDY (R), SHARPER
IMAGE (R) and UMBRO (R). In addition, Iconix owns interests in the ARTFUL
DODGER (R), ECKO (R), MARC ECKO (R), MATERIAL GIRL (R), PEANUTS (R) and TRUTH
OR DARE (R) brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading
retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail
distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and
worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising,
advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to
drive greater consumer awareness and equity.
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SOURCE Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
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