Ralph Lauren Corporation has sold the Club Monaco brand to Regent LP. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal is expected to close by the end of June.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) today announced the sale of the Club Monaco brand to leading global private equity firm Regent, L.P. The transaction is expected to close by the end of June.
“For the past twenty-two years, Club Monaco has been an important and valued part of the Ralph Lauren family, and we are grateful for the many contributions the brand and its team have made to our Company,” said Patrice Louvet, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we increase our focus on our core namesake brands, we want to ensure the Club Monaco brand is also well-positioned for long-term success. We are confident that Regent is the right home for Club Monaco to realize its full potential, as they will be able to leverage their strategic and operational expertise to continue Club Monaco’s growth.”
Last year, Ralph Lauren announced a Fiscal 2021 Strategic Realignment Plan that would accelerate the Company’s Next Great Chapter Plan. Included in this realignment was an evaluation of the Company’s brand portfolio, with a focus on ensuring its core brands are well positioned for sustainable growth. The sale of Club Monaco to Regent, combined with the licensing of the Chaps brand last year, concludes this portfolio evaluation.
“Club Monaco is a beloved brand with a modern style, loyal customer base and long runway for growth,” said Michael Reinstein, Chairman of Regent. “We see tremendous opportunity for Club Monaco and are excited to leverage our retail and e-commerce expertise to build upon the strong brand that the Ralph Lauren team built over two decades of stewardship.”
ABOUT RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, footwear & accessories, home, fragrances and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company’s brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more information, go to https://corporate.ralphlauren.com.
ABOUT REGENT, L.P.
Regent is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring businesses and deploying its strategic and operational expertise to fuel growth and innovation. Since its inception, Regent has successfully acquired businesses from leading Fortune 500 and large-cap companies around the globe. Their portfolio includes companies in retail, media and technology.
Selected investments include Escada, DiamondBack, Redline, La Senza, Brands4Friends, Plainville Farms, Sassoon, Sunset Magazine, Lillian Vernon, HistoryNet and Sightline- a media portfolio comprised of 18 newspapers and magazines. Regent is based in Beverly Hills, California.
For more information, please visit www.regentlp.com.