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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 

United States

Founded in 2011

Phone:

212-796-8500

Key Executives for Sycamore Partners

Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Managing Partner
Age: 47
Executive in Residence
Age: 68
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sycamore Partners Key Developments

Express Ends Deal Talks With Sycamore

Express Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) said it ended talks to be bought by Sycamore Partners, due to unavailability of financing. Sycamore agreed to some restrictions, which included not contacting or entering into arrangements with third parties for buying Express, a joint statement said. Sycamore said it was interested in buying Express last June, after disclosing a 9.9% stake in Express.

Lew Frankfort Joins Sycamore Partners as Executive in Residence

Sycamore Partners announced that Lew Frankfort, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coach Inc., has the firm as an Executive in Residence. In this role, Mr. Frankfort will serve as a valued resource to Sycamore.

Brown Shoe reportedly in hunt to acquire Stuart Weitzman

Brown Shoe Co. Inc. (NYSE:BWS) reportedly is attempting to acquire Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC in a deal that could be valued at almost $1 billion. Private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which owns Stuart Weitzman, has been working with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs on a potential sale of the company.

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