March 23, 2021
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
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.