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Fry and Rapp unveil name of new women's brand

Fry and Rapp unveil name of new women's brand

February 28, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp disclose more details about the new line they are starting with Paul Naude.
Photos from Agenda

Photos from Agenda

January 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery and Shelby Stanger
We have many photos from the floor of Agenda on the first day of the show. Several top executives were there.
Paul Naude, Mandy Fry, Summer Rapp to launch new women's brand

Paul Naude, Mandy Fry, Summer Rapp to launch new women's brand

January 06, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Paul Naude makes a move in the women's market and partners with two of the industry's top designers to form a new company.
Rapp, Fry, Naude Q&A:

Rapp, Fry, Naude Q&A: "There is an insane void in the market"

January 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We asked Summer Rapp, Mandy Fry and Paul Naude some questions about their new brand including about the aesthetic, distribution, hiring plans, categories and more.
Our favorite interviews of 2013

Our favorite interviews of 2013

January 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Last year was a very newsy year for the industry, and with all the changes going on, it made for some interesting discussions with industry leaders.
Meet the Vissla and D'Blanc sales force

Meet the Vissla and D'Blanc sales force

December 16, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about the sales force Paul Naude has put together for his new brands, Vissla and D'Blanc.
Naude's new company announces international partners

Naude's new company announces international partners

November 08, 2013 PRESS RELEASE
More details about Paul Naude's new business, Stokehouse Unlimited, are released.
Naude announces new brand names

Naude announces new brand names

November 07, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Paul Naude announces the names for his new apparel and sunglass brands.
Paul Naude discloses more details about new brand

Paul Naude discloses more details about new brand

September 07, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with Paul Naude about his new team, a key (and interesting) partner who will run Europe, the target customer and aesthetic, when the line will launch, if junior's is in the plans, and more.
Paul Naude shares his next move

Paul Naude shares his next move

August 07, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
SES sat down with former Billabong Americas President Paul Naude to talk about his attempt to acquire Billabong, his departure from the company, what he learned during the process, his assessment of the industry, and, most interestingly, what's next.
Inman, Naude depart from Billabong, Olivet appointment delayed

Inman, Naude depart from Billabong, Olivet appointment delayed

August 05, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong announced several management changes Monday, including a delay with the appointment of Scott Olivet as CEO.
Another Billabong executive departs

Another Billabong executive departs

June 06, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Karen Sarver, the right hand woman to Billabong Americas President Paul Naude for more than a decade, resigned Wednesday.
Layoffs at Billabong, Naude update

Layoffs at Billabong, Naude update

June 03, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
We have learned of several executives in key roles that were laid off today at Billabong Americas, plus an update on Paul Naude's involvement with Sycamore.
Billabong says total sale off, possible asset sale on

Billabong says total sale off, possible asset sale on

June 03, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong outlines several developments in its ongoing saga to sell all or part of the company, updates business trends, more.
Sources: Altamont still in Billabong hunt, VF not

Sources: Altamont still in Billabong hunt, VF not

May 09, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
I spoke with sources close to the Billabong negotiations today that told me VF Corp. is not still involved in talks to buy Billabong, but Altamont Capital Partners is.
Updated - Report: VF back in talks for Billabong

Updated - Report: VF back in talks for Billabong

May 09, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that both suitors are back at the negotiating table in the quest to acquire Billabong.
Naude and Sycamore get 10 more days

Naude and Sycamore get 10 more days

April 23, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong announced Wednesday morning in Australia that the exclusivity period for Paul Naude and Sycamore has been extended.
Billabong stock falls to 53 cents

Billabong stock falls to 53 cents

April 10, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
After details of a potential acquisition were confirmed, Billabong's stock declined sharply when it resumed trading.
Updated: Naude close to landing Billabong

Updated: Naude close to landing Billabong

April 09, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Paul Naude and Sycamore Partners are nearing the finish line in the Billabong acquisition race. The deal would value Billabong at US $300 million. Updated with more deal news.
Billabong requests

Billabong requests "voluntary suspension" in trading of its stock

April 03, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong makes another request regarding trading of its stock as negotiations continue.
Billabong wait continues, bids reportedly lower

Billabong wait continues, bids reportedly lower

April 02, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong requested another trading halt for its stock on the Australian Securities Exchange Tuesday in Australia as the company continues to discuss acquisition offers.