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Mega-Merger Mania: The New Blueprints Of Five Ravenous Firms

Five firms are consistently mentioned as possible buyers whenever a fashion brand is put on the block. Here’s a look at what’s behind each one.

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Divisions: Lee, Wrangler, HealthTex, Eastpak, Red Kap, Bestform, Jansport, Brittania, 20x, Chic, Lily of France, The North Face, Vanity Fair, Gitano, Lee Sport and Vassarette.

Crown Jewel: Wrangler ($1.5 billion in wholesale volume)

Most recent development: In July, it reached an agreement to purchase Nautica Enterprises, which has the Nautica, Nautica Jeans and Earl Jeans businesses, for $585.6 million in cash, marking VF’s breakthrough into the designer market.
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