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November 25, 2015 12:02 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Sycamore Partners

Company Overview

Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts of small to middle market companies. It focuses on consumer, retail, and fashion sector investments. Sycamore Partners was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

9 West 57 Street

31st Floor

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 2011



Key Executives for Sycamore Partners

Managing Partner, Managing Director and Co-Founder
Managing Partner, Managing Director, and Co-Founder
Age: 48
Director of Capital Markets and Managing Director
Executive in Residence
Age: 69
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Sycamore Partners Key Developments

Chico's Said To Weigh Sale

Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) is weighing a sale of the company after being approached by private-equity buyers including Sycamore Partners, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is working with investment bank Peter J. Solomon to explore its options, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. A deal between Chico’s and Sycamore fell through in February 2015 after disagreements over financing, the people said. Sycamore has made an offer and is lining up financing while talks continue with other potential bidders, one of the people said. There is no guarantee of a deal, with a decision probably weeks away, another person said. Representatives of Chico’s, Sycamore and Peter J. Solomon declined to comment.

Sycamore Said To Near Acquisition Of Hunkemoller

Sycamore Partners is nearing an agreement to buy Hunkemoller B.V. from PAI Partners, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Sycamore had been competing against other buyout firms including The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG), said the people, who asked not to be identified because talks are private. Hunkemoller may fetch about €440 million, one of the people said. Talks are ongoing and could still fall apart. Spokesmen for PAI Partners and Sycamore Partners declined to comment and a representative for Hunkemoller couldn’t be immediately reached for comment outside of usual business hours, reported Bloomberg.

Paul Fossati Joins Sycamore Partners as Managing Director

Sycamore Partners announced that Paul Fossati has joined the firm as a Managing Director. In this role, Mr. Fossati will serve as Director of Capital Markets and will be responsible for all financings for new investments and for the firm's portfolio companies. He will also be responsible for managing the firm's relationships with financing sources. Mr. Fossati was previously a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in its Leveraged & Acquisition Finance Group, where he was head of both the consumer-retail and financial sponsor verticals.

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