G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. announced that it completed its previously announced acquisition of the remaining 81 percent interest in fashion brand Karl Lagerfeld for €200 million, approximately $214 million USD, subject to certain adjustments.

G-III purchased the remaining stake in the brand, that it did not previously own, from a group of private and public investors, led by Fred Gehring of Amlon Capital BV. The transaction was funded by G-III with cash on hand. As a result of the transaction, the Karl Lagerfeld brand is wholly owned by subsidiaries of G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

G-III’s owned brands include DKNY, Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfeld, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Vilebrequin, G.H. Bass, Eliza J, Jessica Howard, Andrew Marc, Marc New York, and Sonia Rykiel. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Vince Camuto, Levi’s, and Dockers brands. Through its team sports business, G-III has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, and over 150 U.S. colleges and universities.

Photo courtesy G-III/Karl Lagerfeld