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    GANT
    Sweden / Private Equity

    Consumer

    Overview of business at exit

    GANT is an international marketer and designer of premium branded apparel. On exit, GANT had over 300 stores and 4000 selected retailers in over 70 countries. GANT offers full ranges of clothing for men, women and children. In addition, GANT branded watches, footwear, eyewear, fragrances and home furnishings are designed and marketed by licensees. GANT partnered with 3i because of its sector expertise and presence of local offices backed by its international network.

    Highlights under our ownership

    • Strengthened the global licensing business with new leading license partners for shoes and fragrances (Selva Shoes and Elizabeth Arden)
    • Increased EBITA from €12m in 2002 to €23m in 2005
    • Successful €241m IPO on Stockholm Stock Exchange in April 2006
    • 91% IRR with money multiple of 4.7x
    "We are committed to further strengthening our position and building our brand through marketing, product development and geographical expansion. 3i was already an important partner in achieving this." Arthur Engel, CEO, GANT
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