New Look and Brait SE ("Brait") announce that an agreement has been reached whereby Brait will acquire a c.90% interest in New Look Retail Group Limited ("New Look" or "the Company") for c. £780 million, primarily from funds advised by Apax Partners and Permira ("the Acquisition"). The Singh family interests and the current management of the Company will acquire the remaining 10% of the Company. Anders Kristiansen, New Look's CEO, Mike Iddon (CFO) and Roger Wightman (CCO) will remain with the Company. The transaction places an Enterprise Value on New Look of c.£1.9 billion.
Over the past 11 years, under the Apax and Permira Funds' ownership, New Look has gone through a significant transformation and is now the leading fast fashion retailer in the UK for the under 35s with more than 800 stores worldwide.
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