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February 13, 2016 5:26 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

Phone:

212-796-8500

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

Cinven Fashions Reportedly Lead In Race For Kurt Geiger

Cinven Limited reportedly seeks acquisition of stakes in Kurt Geiger Ltd. Sky News understands that Cinven has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire Kurt Geiger in a deal worth about £250 million. Cinven is said to have edged ahead of rival bidders including Lion Capital LLP although sources said on November 13, 2015, evening that a deal was not yet close to being signed. Kurt Geiger's management team and its backers at Sycamore Partners hired bankers at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) in early 2015 to explore a sale of part or all of the business. Cinven and Kurt Geiger both declined to comment.

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.

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