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Private Equity Investments in Apparel Companies

Private equity investments in apparel companies has declined in recent years, although this trend is not too dissimilar from PE investment trends overall.

The graph below shows private equity platform investments in Apparel companies over the past 5 years.

Top 10 Private Equity Firms Investing in Apparel Companies

1. L Catterton (Greenwich, CT)
2. IDG Capital (Beijing, China)
3. Sycamore Partners (New York, NY)
4. eEquity (Stockholm, Sweden)
5. BayBG (Munich, Germany)
6. Carlyle Group (Washington, DC)
7. Stern Partners (Vancouver, BC)
8. General Atlantic (Greenwich, CT)
9. Cambria Group (Dallas, TX)
10. KarpReilly (Greenwich, CT)

NOTE – IDG Capital invests globally (with current portfolio companies in Asia, U.S. and Europe), while eEquity only invests in Scandinavia, BayBG only in Germany, and Stern Partners almost exclusively in Canada.

Select Private Equity Investments in Apparel Businesses

February 2021Stonehenge Partners invested in Davlyn Group, The (Spring City, PA), a manufacturer of high-temperature textile products, specializing in high-volume knitting, braiding and coating.

January 2021Partners Group invested in Careismatic Brands (Chatsworth, CA), a manufacturer and seller of medical apparel, corporate identity apparel, school uniforms and adaptive clothing.

October 2020Ares Management invested in Rent The Runway (NewYork, NY), a provider of subscription-based apparel rental services.

March 2020Quad-C Management invested in Textum (Belmont, NC), an advanced textile engineering and manufacturing company focused on providing unique solutions for use in extreme environments across the aerospace and defense, industrial, energy and infrastructure industries.

February 2020Motivity Capital Partners invested in Bling Boutique (Wichita, KS), a boutique retail chain selling women’s clothing and accessories.

Potential Add-on Acquisitions

Potential add-on acquisitions for these private equity-owned apparel companies include these product categories: apparel, clothing, shoes, fashion, footware, textiles, socks, costumes, casual wear, uniforms, outfits, dresses, garments, pants, shirts and formal wear.

Order the Data: PE-Owned Apparel Companies

Purchase the list of 774 PE-owned apparel portfolio companies.

The file includes:

  • Portfolio Company - name, website, city, state, country, business profile
  • Private Equity Firm - name, website, address, city, state, zip, country, phone