After close to a year of mulling strategic options, Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc. has closed a deal with Five Island Assets Management that will infuse significant capital into the lingerie retailer’s infrastructure.
The company sold $10 million worth of its convertible preferred stock to Five Island Assets, a subsidiary of investment firm Harbinger Group Inc. The preferred stock is convertible into 40 million shares of the company’s common stock at a conversion price of 25 cents a share. It carries a 9 percent dividend, or is payable in additional shares of Series B preferred stock at an annual rate of 12 percent.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"