Victoria’s Secret & Co. (NYSE: VSCO) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of Adore Me, Inc., a digitally-native intimates brand. The deal will create significant upside for VS&Co, including the opportunity to leverage Adore Me’s expertise and technology to continue to improve the Victoria’s Secret and PINK customer shopping experience and accelerate the modernization of VS&Co’s digital platform. As a trailblazer in the intimates value segment, Adore Me will also serve as a growth vehicle for VS&Co, providing access to a consumer that is complementary to VS&Co’s existing customer base. VS&Co and Adore Me will continue pushing the intimates category forward in a more inclusive, tech-forward, and sustainable way.
The structured transaction includes an initial upfront $400 million cash payment and further cash consideration, a portion of which is fixed and a portion of which is based on the performance of Adore Me and achievement of specified growth and synergy targets over a two-year period. This reflects Adore Me’s growth potential and combined company synergies. The transaction has been unanimously approved by VS&Co’s Board of Directors and is expected to close by the end of January 2023, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory clearances. VS&Co plans to finance the transaction at closing with cash on hand.
Named a leading Digital Native Growth Brand in intimates by the NPD Group, Adore Me serves more than 1.2 million active customers and is powered by a sophisticated proprietary technology platform with highly differentiated customer experiences including “Home Try-On” and monthly subscription options. Adore Me has long been a leader in extended sizes and continues to push the category forward in a more environmentally-conscious way as a Certified B Corporation.