Davis Polk is advising V.F. Corporation on its $2.1 billion acquisition of Supreme Holdings, Inc. Carlyle Group Inc. and Goode Partners LLC are selling their stakes in Supreme as part of the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the year.
Based in Denver, Colorado, VF is a global leader in the design, production, procurement, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and related products. VF owns a broad portfolio of brands in the outerwear, footwear, backpack, luggage, accessory, occupational and performance apparel categories. VF’s largest brands are Vans, The North Face and Timberland. Supreme sells apparel, accessories and footwear under its namesake brand globally through direct-to-consumer channels, primarily digital. The Supreme brand’s founder, James Jebbia and the senior leadership team of the brand will remain with the company, headquartered in New York City, New York.
The Davis Polk corporate team includes partners Marc O. Williams and Daniel Brass and associate Molly Manning. The intellectual property and technology transactions team includes partner Frank J. Azzopardi and associate Christopher C. Woller. Partner Jeffrey P. Crandall and counsel David Mollo-Christensen are providing executive compensation advice. Partner Michael Mollerus is providing tax advice. Partner Brian D. Hirsch is providing real estate advice. Counsel Betty Moy Huber is providing environmental advice. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York, London and Washington DC offices.