London — Mayer Brown, together with the Italian law firm Studio Legale Galbiati, Sacchi e Associati, advised Woolrich International Limited, one of the world's leading manufacturers of outdoor lifestyle apparel, on the acquisition of a minority stake in the company by Goldwin Inc.

Goldwin Inc., a Japan-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of outdoor technical-wear, acquired the minority stake through the purchase of shares in WP Lavori in Corso and Woolrich International’s majority shareholders as well as a simultaneous equity investment.

The new alliance between Woolrich International and Goldwin Inc. will accelerate global growth and develop a new and premium outdoor collection using Goldwin Inc.’s state-of-the art technology.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Private Equity partner Perry Yam and co-head of Banking & Finance Dominic Griffiths and included Corporate & Securities senior associate Joanne Maitland.

Mayer Brown's leading global Private Equity practice has dedicated lawyers in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, who advise on all aspects of private equity transactions.