Dechert Advises Bregal Partners and United Sports Brands in Acquisition of PEARL iZUMi  

May 05, 2022

Dechert advised private equity firm Bregal Partners and portfolio company United Sports Brands (USB) in USB’s 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, Sarah Kupferman 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.

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