Authentic Brands shelves IPO, to sell stake that values company at $12.7 billion


Authentic Brands Group Chief Executive Jamie Salter.

Source: Authentic Brands Group

Retail conglomerate Authentic Brands Group will shelve a planned initial public offering and instead sell significant equity stakes in its business to private equity firm CVC Capital, hedge fund HPS Investment Partners and a pool of existing stakeholders.

The deal, which was announced Monday, gives the company a $12.7 billion enterprise value.

Authentic Brands’ portfolio companies include apparel retailers Forever 21 and Aeropostale, department store chain Barneys New York, men’s suit maker Brooks Brothers and Sports Illustrated magazine. Early next year, its deal to buy sneaker maker Reebok is expected to…


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