David Millard, Josh Hollingsworth and Ben Drabiak of the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP assisted client Finish Line, a leading athletic retailer specializing in brand name footwear, apparel and accessories, in the divestiture of its Man Alive urban apparel business to Jimmy Jazz stores.
David Millard represented the Finish Line in acquiring Man Alive in 2005. The Finish Line grew the urban apparel chain from 38 to 86 stores.
The acquirer of the Man Alive business, Jimmy Jazz, is a rapidly growing urban apparel chain based out of New York. Through this sale, Barnes & Thornburg helped engineer Finish Line's exit from the urban apparel business allowing Finish Line to refocus on its core business.
The Finish Line, Inc. is one of the largest mall-based specialty retailers in the country. The Finish Line, Inc. is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FINL. The company operates 685 Finish Line stores in 47 states and online.
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