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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 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: 49
Director of Capital Markets and Managing Director
Executive in Residence
Age: 70
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sycamore Partners Key Developments

Private Equity Firms Reportedly Eye Bankrupt Performance Sports

Multiple suitors are weighing bids to challenge the $575 million offer for Performance Sports Group Ltd. (TSX:PSG) made by a financial consortium in the bankruptcy court auction of the Bauer hockey gear maker, according to two people familiar with the matter. Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Bain Capital, LP, KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), KPS Capital Partners, LP, and Sycamore Partners have indicated their interest in the sporting goods company, the people said. The sources could not be named because the talks are private. The auction is scheduled for January 30, 2017. Sports Direct International plc (LSE:SPD) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec have also submitted letters of interest, the people said. Amer Sports Corporation (HLSE:AMEAS) is interested in acquiring Performance Sports' baseball business, the people said. Performance Sports filed for bankruptcy in the United States and Canada in October 2016 with a plan to sell itself. Performance Sports, Sycamore, Bain, Amer Sports, Caisse, Thomas H. Lee, KPS and KKR declined to comment and Sports Direct did not respond to a request for comment, Reuters reported.

Investors Reportedly Bid For Aéropostale

Aéropostale, Inc. (OTCPK:AROP.Q) received bids this week for its business from Sycamore Partners, as well as liquidators, according to people familiar with the matter. Versa Capital Management, Inc. did not submit a bid for the business, the people said. Bids for the company were due on Thursday, and an auction is scheduled to be held on August 29, 2016. It is unclear what Sycamore's plans are for the business, should it win the auction. Aeropostale also received bids for some of its leases and its GoJane.com business, a shoe and apparel shopping site, said one of the people.

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.

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