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InsideArbitrage Potential Deal Alert: Gildan Activewear Forms Board Committee to Consider Potential Bids

  • March 20, 2024


StockGildan Activewear Inc.SymbolGIL
Date Announced03/19/2024Source Press Release
TypeCompany Seeking Strategic Alternatives

Gildan Activewear (GIL) announced the board has decided to put the Canadian clothing maker up for sale and is in talks with multiple bidders. Gildan said that its board had formed a special committee to review a confidential non-binding expression of interest to acquire the company.

Gildan Activewear Investor Relations


March 20, 2024: According to Bloomberg, private equity firm Sycamore Partners is exploring an offer for Gildan Activewear.

April 3, 2024: According to The Globe and Mail, financial and legal advisers to the company are urging potential bidders to submit their offers by April 10. This approach aims to provide Gildan Activewear with ample time to assess the sales process before the annual shareholder meeting on May 28.

April 7, 2024: Browning West LP, one of Gildan Activewear Inc.’s largest shareholders, asked a Quebec court to block the clothing manufacturer’s board of directors from selling the company.

Browning West LP, which is conducting a campaign to replace the current board, wants the Superior Court of Quebec to order that Gildan directors “not enter into any binding agreement related to the sale of Gildan” before the company’s annual meeting on May 28.

Gildan Activewear (GIL) has hired investment banks RBC Capital and Goldman Sachs to seek potential buyers. Sycamore Partners is among the firms interested in an acquisition.

April 22, 2024: Gildan Activewear (GIL) announces board refreshment and recommends that Browning West nominees Karen Stuckey and J.P. Towner be appointed to the board.



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