Quiksilver Inc. plans to close the sale of its Rossignol division early this month, but will give the buyer a more than 50 percent discount because of the worldwide credit crunch.
The company said Friday that it would sell the French ski and snowboard manufacturer to Chartreuse & Mont Blanc for 40 million euros, or $50.9 million at current exchange, consisting of cash of 30 million euros, or $38.2 million, and a seller’s note of 10 million euros, or $12.7 million. When it announced the deal in August, the Huntington, Calif.-based board sports apparel maker expected to receive 100 million euros, $127.2 million at current exchange, including 75 million euros, or $95.4 million, in cash and a 25 million euro, or $31.8 million, seller’s note.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)