Manchester-based online fashion retailer boohoo.com plc said it completed the acquisition of 66% of 21 Three Clothing Company Ltd — known as PrettyLittleThing — for £3.3 million in cash.
boohoo.com said PrettyLittleThing is “a fast growing, international online retail brand, which complements boohoo’s own inclusive and innovative brand.”
“The board expects the transaction to extend the group’s presence in the UK and internationally and enhance the group’s strong growth trajectory,” added boohoo.com.
Just last week, boohoo.com said it made an offer to acquire “certain intellectual property assets” from US retailer Nasty Gal Inc for $20 million.
Nasty Gal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy code protection in the US Bankruptcy Court on November 9, 2016.
“Subject to US court approval, to be sought on 5 January 2017, boohoo’s subsidiary, Boohoo F I Limited, will be appointed as the ‘stalking horse’ bidder for the Nasty Gal brand and customer databases …” said boohoo.com last week.
boohoo.com said its bid may not result in a transaction if “higher or more favourable offers” are obtained by Nasty Gal during the auction process.
Nasty Gal delivered net revenue of $77.1 million in the year ended February 1, 2016 and made a net loss after tax of $21 million.