Tailored Brands and WHP Global have announced that Tailored Brands will sell the Joseph Abboud trademarks to WHP for $115 million. Tailored Brands has also entered into a licensing agreement with WHP for the exclusive rights to sell and rent Joseph Abboud-branded apparel and related merchandise in the U.S. and Canada.
“The Joseph Abboud brand has played and will continue to play an important role in the assortment at our retail brands and we look forward to our new partnership with WHP and to the next phase of our relationship with the designer Joseph Abboud,” says Dinesh Lathi, president and chief executive officer, Tailored Brands. “This transaction allows us to unlock value in the Joseph Abboud trademarks through an experienced partner that will focus on building the brand through international and category expansion. We plan to use the proceeds from the transaction for debt repayment, which will strengthen our balance sheet and provide additional financial flexibility to invest in our customer-facing transformation strategies.”