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Schottenstein Takes Majority Stake in Leiber

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Overview

Pegasus Capital Advisors has sold a majority stake in the luxury accessories brand Leiber to Schottenstein Stores Corp., which owns a majority of Filene's Basement and DSW Shoe Warehouse, and is the largest shareholder of American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

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