Fast Retailing Co.’s Tadashi Yanai, who built his father’s tailor shop into Asia’s biggest clothing retailer and in the process became Japan’s richest man, is stepping up his push into the U.S. market.
J. Crew Group Inc., the retailer owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP, is in talks about a potential sale to Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co., two people with knowledge of the matter said.
J. Crew Group Inc., the retailer owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP, is interviewing banks as it weighs an initial public offering in the U.S. later this year, people familiar with the matter said.
In 1997, Josh Weston persuaded the founder of J. Crew Group Inc. to sell the company to TPG Capital. Now, he’s heading the special board committee that approved TPG’s offer to again buy the apparel retailer.
Sears Holdings Corp. and Urban Outfitters Inc . are weighing rival bids for clothing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. in a potential challenge to TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP’s $3 billion buyout, said three people with knowledge of the matter.
Mickey Drexler put $10 million of his own money into J. Crew Group Inc. when he took over its top job in 2003. As he overhauled the New York retailer, he personally reviewed every item of clothing sold, every model in the catalog and every new employee.