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Latham & Watkins Advises Carlyle on Acquisition of Majority Stake in END.

March 23, 2021
London team represents global investment firm in deal with luxury online retailer.

Latham & Watkins is advising The Carlyle Group in 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 is being led by corporate partner David Walker, with associates Laura Kichenside and Hannah Berdal. Finance partners Dominic Newcomb and Charles Armstrong are leading on debt finance, with associate Tian Sun.