G-III Apparel to invest in Karl Lagerfeld brand name in $210 million all-hard cash deal

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Singer Steven Tyler and Aimee Preston, carrying a bag with an image of Karl Lagerfeld, get there for the iHeartRadio Tunes Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

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Might 2 (Reuters) – G-III Clothing Team Ltd (GIII.O) mentioned on Monday it has agreed to purchase the remaining 81% stake in Karl Lagerfeld for $210 million in money, turning out to be the sole operator of the Parisian manner brand name.

G-III, which owns models including DKNY and Jessica Howard, will purchase the supplemental stake from a team of buyers led by Fred Gehring of Amlon Capital BV. The attire maker very first acquired a stake in the manufacturer in 2015.

G-III reported it expects the brand to stand for much more than $2 billion in retail product sales.

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Launched in 1984 by German trend designer Karl Lagerfeld – recognised for his pony-tailed hair and tinted sun shades as nicely as his association with luxury brands Chanel and LVMH’s (LVMH.PA) Fendi – the eponymous brand provides Parisian manner mixed with rock-chic models, sported by anyone from product Kate Moss to Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton.

The manner icon handed away in 2019.

Karl Lagerfeld has somewhere around 120 corporation and associate-operated merchants around the world, with key areas in Paris, London, Moscow, New York and Shanghai among the many others.

The offer is anticipated to near in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of fiscal calendar year 2023, G-III stated, introducing, it would increase $200 million in preliminary annual revenue.

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Reporting by Deborah Sophia in Bengaluru Modifying by Rashmi Aich

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