PE activity in the global apparel & accessories industry has increased significantly since 2009. In recent years, however, deal activity in the space has plateaued, with completed deals declining by approximately 4% from 2013 to 2014. With that being said, there was a jump of nearly 37% in completed deals from 1H to 2H 2014, compared to a meager 7% increase from 1H to 2H 2013. The late bump in deal flow could certainly be an indication of the sector regaining investor interest.
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The most active investors in the apparel & accessories industry since 2009 include Sun Capital Partners and The Carlyle Group, which have completed 16 and 10 deals in the space, respectively.
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