SBI Sells Fila Business to Fila Korea
SportsOneSource Media Posted: 1/16/2007
Fila Korea Ltd. and Sport Brands International Ltd. (SBI) have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of the global Fila footwear and apparel business to Fila Korea for an undisclosed purchase price.
The sale is structured as a sale of SBI's subsidiary, Fila Luxembourg, which holds the rights to the worldwide use of the brands and trademarks of FILA. SBI will retain Cloudveil Mountain Works, Inc. and Motionwear, Inc. following the sale.
Mr. Yoon-Soo (Gene) Yoon, the Chairman of Fila Korea who, in 2005, completed a successful management buyout of Fila Korea stated "We are very excited to acquire the world-wide Fila business. Fila is widely recognized as one of the premier global sports brands and we believe it has tremendous untapped potential. We look forward to working closely with Fila's talented management team and regard the existing employees as a valuable asset of the business."