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ABG’s CEO Expects Reebok Revenue to Double, Hit $10B

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Authentic Brands Group announced its plans to purchase Reebok for $2.46 billion in August, and ABG CEO Jamie Salter expects its revenue to grow from $4 billion to $10 billion within five years.

Salter told Axios the sportswear brand will “focus very big on the classic entertainment fashion side and the other 50% on the athletic side” and will let “Reebok be Reebok.”

Adidas sold Reebok for $1.34 billion less than its purchase price of $3.8 billion in 2006.

  • From 2006 through 2010, Reebok’s revenue declined from 4.7% of Adidas’ total revenue to 2.6%.
  • At the end of 2011, the Federal Trade Commission forced Adidas to pay its customers $25 million for “deceptive marketing tactics.”
  • Reebok turned profitable in 2018 and saw sales growth in 2019 until the pandemic contributed to a 22% decline in revenue.

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Authentic Brands Group purchased a 55% stake in the Beckhams’ DB Ventures for $271 million earlier this month and is reportedly looking to expand in the kids’ sector.

The company planned to go public in late 2022 at a $10 billion valuation until a private equity offer halted its plans, and now ABG is aiming for an IPO as late as next year.

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