NexCen Brands Inc. has tightened its grip on the Bill Blass business it’s trying to sell with the acquisition of Bill Blass Couture, the firm responsible for the ready-to-wear collections presented under the late designer’s name.
NexCen acquired the business from Michael Groveman and Carly Andrews Inc. for $425,000 in net liabilities. It agreed to forgive the acquired firm’s obligation to repay about $950,000 lent during the first quarter of this year to support marketing expenses and released Groveman from a three-year non-compete provision dating to NexCen’s acquisition of the Blass brand in February 2007.
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