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TA Associates picks majority stake in Dutch Fashion brands
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Jan '13
TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced it has completed a majority investment in Dutch, LLC, the parent company for leading fashion brands JOIE, Equipment and Current/Elliott. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Since January 2007, Serge Azria, a visionary in the segment of new contemporary luxury, has created a portfolio of brands that have, in a short time, rapidly established a leadership position in the contemporary market, delivering significant growth and consistent profitability. The company has experienced in excess of 30% revenue and profit growth each year over the last five years.

The Dutch brands are sold in more than 2,000 stores in 75 countries, including high-end department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Printemps, as well as specialty boutiques in the U.S. and international markets. JOIE and Equipment also both offer direct sales through the company’s recently launched e-commerce sites and through six retail boutiques in Los Angeles, New York and Newport Beach. Dutch operates primarily out of offices in Vernon, California and New York.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Serge Azria, a leader in the contemporary fashion space who has created brands that have achieved a loyal following in their individual segments,” said James R. Hart, a Principal at TA Associates who will join the company’s Board of Directors.

“Under Serge’s leadership, Dutch has developed partnerships with the most prestigious department stores and specialty shops worldwide and we look forward to maintaining and helping grow these relationships further. With the recent addition of e-commerce and company-owned retail boutiques, we believe that the Dutch brands are well positioned to become leading lifestyle brands in the contemporary segment. In this partnership, we are looking to support the growth of the Dutch brand portfolio and work with the longtime management team and retail and distribution partners to continue increasing the brands’ footprints, collections and overall profile in the marketplace.”

“We are very happy to be working with TA Associates,” said Serge Azria, CEO and Creative Director, Dutch, LLC who will remain CEO of Dutch following TA’s investment. “Out of the numerous offers we received, we chose TA because of their reputation, credibility and strength. They are a firm with a long and successful track record in the consumer industry. Our team has delivered tremendous and consistent growth throughout the recent consumer recession by delivering great design to the premium customer as a new luxury. We are confident that, with TA’s support, we’ll be able to complete the evolution of our portfolio into true lifestyle brands for savvy, fashion-minded consumers throughout the world.”

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