19. June 2019 | News, Views & Markets

Milliken & Company to acquire Polartec from Versa Capital Management

Milliken & Company intends to acquire Polartec
Source: Christopher Payne

Milliken & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Polartec, LLC, a strong global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management, LLC.

The acquisition is expected to close in June. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, the Polartec brand carries a respected portfolio of fabric technologies for outdoor apparel, from performance-driven and consumer-focused textiles, to flame-resistant, workwear and military-grade fabrics. The addition of the Polartec brand—particularly its outdoor and fleece textiles—rounds out Milliken’s comprehensive portfolio, allowing the company to deliver unprecedented access to a range of performance textiles for consumers, industrial workers and military personnel around the world.

“Polartec brings a wealth of new and respected outdoor textile expertise to complement Milliken’s strengths,” shared Halsey Cook, president and CEO of Milliken & Company. “The strategic acquisition broadens our textile capabilities with a product offering to now include fleece and soft-shell outerwear, among others, allowing us to grow in new and exciting spaces.”

edited by Susanne Haase

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