Joe’s Jeans Inc. completed the merger of Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham, which follows an “agreement and plan of merger” from September.
The merged entity was renamed Differential Brands Group Inc. and will remain publicly listed on Nasdaq with the ticker “DFBG.”
“The name change signifies the transformation of the standalone Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham businesses into a unified consumer platform,” the company said in a statement.
It added that the merged company “will serve as the initial foundation for Differential, which will focus on organically growing its owned brands through a global, omnichannel distribution strategy across premium wholesale channels, direct-to-consumer retail stores and e-commerce, while seeking opportunities to acquire accretive, complementary, premium brands.”
Details of the financial details of the merger were not disclosed, but Tengram Capital Partners was described as sponsor of the transaction. Michael Buckley, who serves as the current chief executive officer of Robert Graham, and who previously served in a senior executive role at True Religion and Diesel, was named ceo of Differential.
Buckley said Differential is “positioned to become one of the foremost premium omnichannel brand platforms in the world.”
The ceo said he would “work closely with the board of directors and Tengram Capital Partners in the years to come.”
Tengram Capital Partners said in the statement that it believes “Differential fills a void in the U.S. public market landscape by focusing exclusively on brands that develop products for consumers shopping at premium retailers.”