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lululemon athletic founder sells 50% stake to Advent Intl

August 14, 2014 (United States Of America)

Dennis Wilson, founder and board member of NASDAQ-listed lululemon athletica Inc has sold his 13.85% stake to Advent International, a global private equity investor.

The deal has been signed for $845 million and Advent will be acquiring 50% of the stake held by Dennis Wilson in lululemon athletic.

Advent previously invested in lululemon in 2005, and helped it expand from a regionally focused retailer to a globally recognized premium apparel brand. Advent exited from the original investment in June 2009.

Advent Managing Partner David Mussafer and Managing Director Steven Collins will be appointed to lululemon's Board of Directors, which will effectively expand the it from 10 to 12 members.

David Mussafer also will be appointed Co-Chairman of the lululemon Board, serving alongside Mr. Casey, and will serve on the Board's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Steven Collins will serve on the Board's Compensation Committee. David Mussafer and Steve Collins had previously served as director on lululemon's board.

Dennis Wilson currently beneficially owns 40.2 million shares of lululemon common stock or approximately 27.7% of the outstanding shares.

Once the stock sale agreement is completed, Advent and Dennis Wilson will each beneficially own approximately 20.1 million shares of lululemon common stock, or approximately 13.85% of the outstanding shares.

The stock purchase agreement is subject to applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and other customary conditions.


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