The Carlyle Group’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in END

Latham & Watkins advised The Carlyle Group in the transaction.

The Carlyle Group closed its agreement to acquire a majority stake in luxury, streetwear and sportswear retailer END.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Newcastle, UK, END. is a global multi-brand, digital-led retailer, featuring luxury and contemporary fashion, and the best in sneakers and streetwear. Leveraging its significant experience in the consumer sector, The Carlyle Group will support END.’s expansion, both within the domestic UK market as well as internationally.

The Latham team was led by corporate partner David Walker (Picture), with associates Laura Kichenside and Hannah Berdal. Finance partners Dominic Newcomb and Charles Armstrong led on debt finance, with associate Tian Sun.

Involved fees earner: Charles Armstrong – Latham & Watkins; Hannah Berdal – Latham & Watkins; Laura Kichenside – Latham & Watkins; Dominic Newcomb – Latham & Watkins; Tian Sun – Latham & Watkins; David Walker – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins;

Clients: The Carlyle Group;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler