NEW HIRE AT LORO PIANA: Carolee Yuvienco has been named director of women’s sales for Loro Piana U.S.A. She succeeds Michele Mascarenhas, who left the firm in January. Most recently, Yuvienco was director of women’s sales at Hugo Boss and has previously held posts at Giorgio Armani and Escada. She reports to Sandra Verbeck, vice president, wholesale division, of Loro Piana USA.

K2 DEAL MONEY: Sporting goods manufacturer K2 will finance its recent purchase of three apparel companies by selling six million shares of its common stock and privately placing $200 million in senior notes due 2014. The shares of stock, sold to a group of underwriters led by J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., will be resold at a public offering price of $15.50 per share. Overall, the shares are worth $93 million, though an overallotment option to sell an additional 900,000 shares would bring the price up to $107 million. As for the senior notes, which were increased from $150 million to $200 million because of investor demand, they will yield 7.38 percent. The proceeds of both transactions will pay for the acquisitions of Volkl Sports, Marker Group and Marmot Mountain Ltd. this week, which totaled $208 million. Since 2003, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based K2 has acquired 10 companies.

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