Brand Portfolio Acquisition Opportunity
Hilco Streambank is delighted to offer for sale a portfolio of fashion, fragrance and cosmetic themed brands and trade marks on behalf of our client, who specialises in connecting brands and retailers through license partnerships.
Hilco Streambank is appointed to offer for sale a portfolio of fashion, fitness and cosmetic themed brands and trade marks on behalf of our client, delivering the engaging brand names to market.
Developed in-house over several years, many of the brands have traded via license with some of the UK and Europe’s largest retailers. Versatile, the brand names available offer the prospective buyer a myriad of opportunities for growth or expansion across endless product categories, from clothing and perfume to health and wellness. These statement brands can complement a buyer’s vision, bring ideas to life, drive a brand forward and encourage brand loyalty and repeat custom. These strong brand names have countless applications across a variety of industries.
A robust, attractive and quality brand name, Natural Hero has the potential to embody a powerful global lifestyle brand. The brand invokes an association with adventure, intrepidness, well-being, the environment and outdoors.
The brand has endless applications, from outdoor apparel and footwear to sports equipment, personal care, cosmetics and cleaning products. According to a report by the Business of Fashion, activewear is selling out more frequently than before the pandemic hit. Sweatpants, yoga leggings and sports crop tops are found to be the hero products of the pandemic1, offering a potential buyer the perfect opportunity to capitalise on the growing popularity of versatile sportswear and outdoor products as well as favourable long-term demographic and social trends.
Embodying style and luxury, The Beach Club is an elegant brand opportunity crossing both male and female swimwear collections, including the perfect range of accessories from fabulous summer footwear, eye-catching bags, and exquisite coordinating jewellery ranges.
The prospective buyer will be well-placed to exploit the excitement sure to be unleashed once the pandemic is over, as consumers return to long-haul destinations and large social gatherings such as weddings, festivals and cultural events.
Miss Attitude is a stylish fashion and cosmetics brand opportunity. In the past, our client has had license deals in place on beauty and cosmetic lines with key industry players Superdrug and B&M.
In the clothing category, our client has had license deals with large UK fashion distributor Primark. McKinsey reports that beauty demand overall remains strong as consumers turn to “self-care” categories of skincare, haircare and personal care – all of which face less disruption from new Covid-19 routines and lend themselves well to digital discovery and purchase.2 The Miss Attitude, and the strikingly similar Scarlett London, brand opportunities offers buyers the chance to profit from the reshaped market that will emerge from the crisis.
The Stratus brand opportunity epitomises classic American style and effortless cool. A fundamental component of the casual wardrobe, denim has become a staple textile in the global apparel market.
The market value for denim was $90 billion (£65.3 million) in 2019 and is expected to increase to $105 billion (£76.2 billion) by 2023.3 The digital opportunity in e-commerce is the most cited opportunity by far4, and opportunistic acquirers will strengthen their positions in the booming denim and direct-to-consumer markets.
With immense spending power, learning to engage with millennials offers buyers great investment opportunities. Rich Hippie can be the next big socially responsible apparel brand, empowering their customers to do good. Ecosphere reports that 87% of millennials would be more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to social and environmental issues5, and a buyer of the Rich Hippie brand is perfectly poised to take advantage of this trend. Driven by artistic vision, the Tortured Genius is a similarly Instagram-worthy brand opportunity. As the group is poised to get richer6, capturing millennials is the key to success, and the hip brands on offer will aid a potential buyer in benefitting from this trend.
2020 has been a year of colossal change. The rise of casualwear that was already in motion before the pandemic and has accelerated throughout 2020 is likely to emerge as a dominant force across many fashion categories in 20217, allowing shrewd investors to seize upon this trend in carrying the available brands to market. McKinsey reports that the beauty sector has been relatively insulated from the impact of Covid-19, as consumers continue to look to it as a “pick me up” during a difficult period.8 Many companies have seized the opportunity to reshape and recalibrate their business models during the crisis, with most having shifted towards digital-first or digital-only platforms9, priming a potential buyer to tap into the lucrative e-commerce market with these engaging and Instagram-ready brands.
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1Source: Business of Fashion, How to Win the Pandemic’s Activewear Boom (Business of Fashion, 2020).
2Source: McKinsey & Company, Special Report: The State of Fashion 2021 (Business of Fashion & McKinsey) p103.
3Source: Statista, Global Denim Market – Statistics & Facts (Stastita, 2020).
4Source: McKinsey & Company, Special Report: The State of Fashion 2021 (Business of Fashion & McKinsey, 2020) p15.
5Source: Ecosphere, The Millennial Consumer: A Driving Force For Corporate Sustainability (Ecosphere, 2018)
6Source: Investopedia, The Important of Millennial Consumers (Investopedia, 2020)
7Source: McKinsey & Company, Special Report: The State of Fashion 2021 (Business of Fashion & McKinsey, 2020), p27.
8Source: McKinsey & Company, Special Report: The State of Fashion 2021 (Business of Fashion & McKinsey, 2020), p108.
9Source: McKinsey & Company, Special Report: The State of Fashion 2021 (Business of Fashion & McKinsey, 2020), p115.