Authentic Brands Buys Juicy Couture

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One down, one to go. After a six-month process, Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc. has sold the intellectual property assets of the Juicy Couture brand to Authentic Brands Group for $195 million.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Juicy Couture's intellectual property assets were sold for $195 million.


Authentic Brands Group Acquires Juicy Couture

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