Former Hilco Chief Salter Raises $250 Million for Venture to Buy Brands

Authentic Brands Group LLC, headed by the former chief executive officer of Hilco Consumer Capital, raised $250 million to acquire consumer brands.

James Salter, the CEO and chairman of Authentic Brands, worked with an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners LP and Knight’s Bridge Capital Partners Inc. to secure the funds, the groups said today in a statement.

Salter left Hilco Consumer Capital in January. At Hilco, he oversaw the acquisition of brands such as Linens ‘n Things and Polaroid in partnership with Gordon Brothers Group.

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