RAGTRADER:  Melinda Oliver Melbourne:  The PAS Group has announced plans to almost double its store network, amid a shake up of women’s fashion brand Review. Chief executive officer Eric Morris said an aggressive rollout will see the company grow overall fro 130 stores to around 250 within two and a half years, with Review and…

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THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW:  Carrie LaFrenz Its star brand achieved double-digit growth in a difficult year and PAS Group has big plans, writes Carrie LaFrenz.   One of the largest apparel wholesaler-retailers in Australia has slowly been increasing its stable of brands and retailing outlets, aiming for a fully integrated retail business. PAS Group has been…

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RAGTRADER:  Assia Benmedjdoub NATIONAL:  Melbourne-headquartered womenswear retailer Review is set for a major revamp. As part of an ongoing three-year business strategy, the PAS-owned and operated brand has announced a host of fresh initiatives including new store openings in the Western Australian and Victorian markets, increased concession stands in Myer and an in-store styling service for…

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RAGTRADER:  Assia Benmedjdoub SYDNEY: Metalicus is set to ramp up its national retail presence, develop a national concession model and expand into e-commerce following a multi-million dollar shot in the arm. As first reported on Ragtrader Online, the Melbourne-based bodywear label has been acquired by wholesale apparel group PAS after a four-month period of negotiations. Metalicus, which currently…

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INSIDE RETAILING Australian fashion brand Metalicus, known for its stretch bodywear, has been acquired by The PAS Group for an undisclosed sum. The PAS Group is Australia’s second largest wholesale apparel company, comprising a portfolio of well-known names including Yarra Trail, Breakaway Apparel, Designworks Clothing Company, The Hopkins Group, The Capelle Group, Fiorelli Licensing and…

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MEDIA RELEASE LEADING FASHION BODYWEAR BRAND ‘METALICUS’ ACQUIRED BY THE PAS GROUP Australian brand Metalicus, known for their signature stretch bodywear, announced today that it has been acquired by The PAS Group for an undisclosed sum. “We are delighted with the acquisition of the Metalicus business as it is a great complementary fit to our portfolio…

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Retail & Consumer Outlook – Australia 2007 – Changes in play We have a single motto at The PAS Group: “We do what makes sense.” I am sure this is a common goal, but it has become much easier within a private equity-backed business. The PAS Group was formed in 2004 to pursue a…

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RAGTRADER:  Tracey McElwdowney Victorian wholesale group PAS continues to dig deep – into its pockets, that is. Just two months after acquiring the Chino Kids label, the group has added yet more brands to its burgeoning portfolio, acquiring womenswear chain store Review, accessories company Capelle and licensing brand Fiorelli. The acquisitions, for undisclosed sums, now…

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THE AGE:  Rebecca Urban Leading clothing and accessory brands Review and Fiorelli are the latest assets in the rag-trade business to be snapped up by a private equity fund. The PAS Group, a diversified apparel business that DB Capital Partners set up, yesterday announced the acquisitions for an undisclosed sum. It has also bought Melbourne-based accessories…

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