Has Alexander Wang secured an investor for his namesake brand?

Has Alexander Wang secured an investor for his namesake brand?

Life after Balenciaga

Following the news that Alexander Wang will not be renewing his contract with Kering-owned Balenciaga, the designer seems close to securing investment for his own label. Get the scoop here…

The news that Alexander Wang is officially moving on from his three-year tenure at the creative helm of Balenciaga broke last week (read all about it here), but the reason for the separation is still undisclosed. Now it seems that the New York based edgy designer, is close to securing an investor for his namesake label.

According to inside sources, Wang has been in discussion with General Atlantic, the New York-based growth equity firm that is headed by chief executive officer William Ford, possibly negotiating an investment deal. Details of how much equity is up for sale and for how much, is still under-wraps. 

General Atlantic would be a good fit for Wang, with Ford's experience, who serves on the boards of several portfolio companies including Tory Burch, Oak Hill Advisors and Markit. In addition to Burch, General Atlantic's portfolio companies include Gilt Groupe, Too Faced, Airbnb, Vox Media, BuzzFeed and the Alibaba Group.

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