Appleseed's Closes Blair Buyout

Appleseed's Topco Inc., a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, has completed its acquisition of Blair Corp. (AMEX: BL) for $42.50 per share in cash. The total transaction is valued at approximately $173.6 million. Blair Corp. is a Warren, Pa.-based catalog and multi-channel direct marketer of women's and men's apparel and home products. www.blair.com