United Sports Brands’ Acquisition of PEARL iZUMi

Dechert advised Bregal Partners and portfolio company United Sports Brands on the deal. Squire Patton Boggs represented Shimano North America Holding on the sale.

United Sports Brands (USB) executed its acquisition of PEARL iZUMi.

United Sports Brands is a global leader in sports performance and protective products that help athletes perform at their personal best. 

PEARL iZUMi originated more than 70 years ago in Japan when the founder created a special jersey out of technical fabric for his son, an aspiring bike racer. Since then, the company has been progressing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for cyclists of all levels.

The Dechert team advising Bregal and USB included corporate partners Mark Thierfelder (Picture), Sarah Kupfurman and Christian Matarese and associates Eugene Cheval, Joshua Kim and Ryan Yang; finance partner Edward Newlands and associate Ahmed Bahgat; employee benefits partner Kevin Kay and associates Tabitha Crosier and Naina Kamath; products liability partner Rachel Passeretti-Wu, counsel Lincoln Wilson and associate Daniel Goldberg-Gradess; intellectual property partner Thomas Rayski and associate Frank Hwang; labor & employment partner Ian Downes; tax partner Joshua Milgrim and associate Harris Cornell; privacy & security partner Karen Neuman and associates Bailey Dervishi and Hilary Bonaccorsi; real estate special counsel Francois Quintard-Morenas and associate Devyn Kurpis; environmental special counsel John Ix; antitrust counsels Michael Okkonen and Beverly Ang; and international trade associate Brooklynn Moore.

Involved fees earner: Beverly Ang – Dechert; Ahmed Bahgat – Dechert; Hilary Bonaccorsi – Dechert; Eugene Cheval – Dechert; Harris Cornell – Dechert; Tabitha Crosier – Dechert; Bailey Dervishi – Dechert; Ian Downes – Dechert; Daniel Goldberg-Gradess – Dechert; Frank Hwang – Dechert; John Ix – Dechert; Naina Kamath – Dechert; Kevin Kay – Dechert; Joshua Kim – Dechert; Sarah Kupfurman – Dechert; Devyn Kurpis – Dechert; Christian Matarese – Dechert; Joshua Milgrim – Dechert; Brooklynn Moore – Dechert; Karen Neuman – Dechert; Edward Newlands – Dechert; Michael Okkonen – Dechert; Rachel Passaretti-Wu – Dechert; Francois Quintard-Morenas – Dechert; Thomas Rayski – Dechert; Mark Thierfelder – Dechert; Lincoln Wilson – Dechert; Ryan Yang – Dechert;

Law Firms: Dechert;

Clients: Bregal Partners; United Sports Brands;