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Ropes & Gray Guides Samsonite in eBags Acquisition

Practices: Private Equity, Tax, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property Transactions, Securities & Public Companies, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity

Ropes & Gray represented Samsonite LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsonite International S.A., in its agreement to acquire eBags, Inc., a leading online retailer of bags and related accessories for travel. eBags, which was founded in 1998, sells products from a variety of top travel and fashion brands, as well as products under its own eBags brand. The transaction, which was announced April 7, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner Charles Boer and included tax partner Aaron Harsh, executive compensation & employee benefits partner Loretta Richard, intellectual property transactions partner Mark Bellomy, intellectual property transactions counsel Erica Han, and securities & public companies senior attorney Matthew Byron.

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