Ropes & Gray Represents Samsonite in Purchase of Sierra Sport

In The News
July 22, 2012

Ropes & Gray represented Mansfield, Massachusetts-based, Hong Kong-listed luggage maker Samsonite International in its acquisition of the assets of U.S.-based casual bag distributor High Sierra for $110 million.

High Sierra is headquartered in Gurnee, Illinois, and its products are targeted at skiers, snowboarders and lifestyle consumers. It is the official supplier of bags and luggage for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team.

The team of Ropes & Gray attorneys involved in the deal was led by securities and public companies partner Chris Comeau and included tax partners Aaron Harsh and Elaine Murphy, securities and public companies counsel Deidre Johnson, and associates Charlie Boer, Stephanie Lapidus, Jenny Rikoski and Adam Greenwood.