Coach’s $2.4 Billion Acquisition of Kate Spade

Paul, Weiss is representing high-end handbag and apparel maker Kate Spade & Company in its acquisition by Coach, Inc., a leading New York luxury accessories company.

Under the terms of the transaction, Kate Spade shareholders will receive $18.50 per share in cash for a total transaction value of $2.4 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Robert Schumer (Picture), Justin Hamill, Thomas de la Bastide, Robert Zochowski and Lawrence Wee and counsel Brian Scrivani, Nathan Sawyer and Stephen Koo; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; litigation partners Aidan Synnott, Allan Arffa, Andrew Gordon and Leslie Fagen; real estate partner Salvatore Gogliormella; and tax partner David Sicular and counsel Colin Kelly; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

 

Involved fees earner: Robert Schumer – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Justin Hamill – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Wee – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Scrivani – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Nathan Sawyer – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Thomas de la Bastide – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Robert Zochowski – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Stephen Koo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Witdorchic – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Claudine Meredith-Goujon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Aidan Synnott – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Allan Arffa – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Andrew Gordon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Leslie Fagen – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Salvatore Gogliormella – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Sicular – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Colin S. Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Kate Spade & Company ;

 

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti