January 20, 2015

Express Inc. and private-equity firm Sycamore Partners announced that, despite having worked together in good faith towards a transaction during the past several months, discussions regarding Sycamore’s expressed interest in acquiring Express have been terminated.

January 12, 2015

Former Coach Inc. chief Lew Frankfort has joined Sycamore Partners as an Executive in Residence, which will allow the private equity firm to tap into Frankfort’s retail knowledge, managerial expertise and network of industry relationships.

September 5, 2014

Sycamore Partners announced that it has reorganized its Nine West Footwear Group into four separate businesses, each with its own leadership team.

July 17, 2014

Sycamore Partners is in early discussion with Fred’s about a potential takeover, Reuters reported.

June 13, 2014

Express Inc. confirmed that it has received a letter from Sycamore Partners, which has a 9.9% stake in the retailer, indicating that the private equity firm is interested in acquiring the company.

June 9, 2014

Sycamore Partners announced Monday that it bought the going-out-of-business Coldwater Creek brand and other intellectual property through an affiliate company during the apparel chain’s bankruptcy proceedings. The private equity firm said it plans to re-launch Coldwater Creek as an independent portfolio company, but it did not give a timeline for the launch.

May 27, 2014

Aeropostale Inc. has entered into definitive agreements with respect to its previously announced strategic partnership and $150 million senior secured credit facilities with Sycamore Partners.

April 16, 2014

Sycamore Partners announced that it has reorganized the remaining businesses of The Jones Group into four independent operating companies: the Nine West Group, a jeanswear company (which will be named later), Jones New York, and the Kasper Group.

April 7, 2014

The Jones Group Inc. announced that its shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the company’s acquisition by Sycamore Partners.

March 13, 2014

Aeropostale announced it has signed an agreement with private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $150 million in financing and a strategic partnership.

March 3, 2014

The Jones Group Inc. has scheduled a special meeting of The Jones Group shareholders for April 7, 2014 to consider and vote upon the previously announced merger agreement entered into with Sycamore Partners on Dec. 19, 2013.

December 20, 2013

The Jones Group has accepted a buyout offer of $15 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1.2 billion, from private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

November 27, 2013

The Jones Group has reportedly set Dec. 1 as a final deadline for a buyout bid from Sycamore Partners.

September 17, 2013

Private-equity firm Sycamore Partners disclosed through a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday that an affiliate, Hummingbird LLC, had taken an 8% stake in Aeropostale.

August 23, 2013

Pathlight Capital, part of Sycamore Partners, said it will serve as the administrative and co-collateral agent on a $28 million secured term loan facility to Montreal-based jewelry retailer Birks & Mayors.

June 13, 2013

Private equity outfit Sycamore Partners said Thursday it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Hot Topic, valued at about $600 million and returning the Hot Topic namesake stores and the Torrid banner to the private sector.

March 7, 2013

Hot Topic announced it has agreed to be acquired by New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $14.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $600 million.

October 10, 2012

By Michael Dart, Todd Hooper and Jay Agarwal

August 7, 2012

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which has wrapped up its $391 million acquisition of The Talbots, appointed Michael Archbold, formerly president and COO of Vitamin Shoppe, as CEO and CFO of Talbots.

July 30, 2012

Sycamore Partners extended its tender offer to buy The Talbots Inc. to Aug. 2.

July 16, 2012

Sycamore Partners extended the expiration date of its tender offer to buy The Talbots by 14 days.

June 13, 2012

The Talbots Inc. said private-equity firm Sycamore Partners extended the date of the commencement of its offer to buy the women's apparel retailer by two days.

May 31, 2012

After announcing that talks between private equity firm Sycamore Partners and Talbots had ended, then issuing an update that negotiations had resumed but without exclusivity, the pair said Thursday that a deal has been struck.

May 29, 2012

Talbots said that Sycamore Partners had walked away from negotiations over a proposed $215 million buyout of the retailer.