DBGI Signs and Secures Debt for Sundry; Debt Provider Sets Closing Date for December 23rd
Austin, TX—Digital Brands Group, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “DBG”or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DBGI), a curated collection of luxury lifestyle, digital-first brands, today announces that it has signed and secured the debt documents that will provide the remaining $2.5 million in funding for the Sunnyside, LLC (“Sundry”) acquisition. The debt provider set Friday, December 23rd as the funding and closing date for the Sundry acquisition.
“The Sundry acquisition is expected to contribute significant revenue scale and operating leverage,” said Hil Davis, Chief Executive Officer of DBG. “We believe adding Sundry to our Bailey Shop, which is our multi-brand e-commerce site (www.bailey44.com) will contribute revenue immediately. Additionally, we are also excited about the large opportunity to expand the Sundry brand into other verticals. We believe that the opportunity to cross merchandise Sundry and their customers to our other brands, add additional product categories and leverage synergies to reduce expenses will be accretive. "
About Digital Brands Group
We offer a wide variety of apparel through numerous brands on a both direct-to-consumer and wholesale basis. We have created a business model derived from our founding as a digitally native-first vertical brand. Digital native first brands are brands founded as e-commerce driven businesses, where online sales constitute a meaningful percentage of net sales, although they often subsequently also expand into wholesale or direct retail channels., Unlike typical e-commerce brands, as a digitally native vertical brand we control our own distribution, sourcing products directly from our third-party manufacturers and selling directly to the end consumer. We focus on owning the customer's "closet share" by leveraging their data and purchase history to create personalized targeted content and looks for that specific customer cohort. We have strategically expanded into an omnichannel brand offering these styles and content not only on-line but at selected wholesale and retail storefronts. We believe this approach allows us opportunities to successfully drive Lifetime Value ("LTV") while increasing new customer growth.
Certain statements included in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding the acquisition and the ability to meet the closing conditions required to complete the acquisition. Forward-looking statements are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting DBG and therefore involve several risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “should,” and “may” and other words and terms of similar meaning or use of future dates, however, the absence of these words or similar expressions does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. We caution that forward-looking statements are not guarantees and that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. DBG undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: : (i)the risk that the transaction may not be completed at all, which may adversely affect the price of the Company’s securities, (ii) the risk that the transaction may not be completed by the business combination deadline, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, (iv) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Acquisition Agreement, (v) the effect of the announcement orpendency of the transaction on Sundry’s business relationships,operating results and business generally, (vi) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of Sundry and potential difficulties in Sundry employee retentionas a result of the transaction, (ix) the outcome of any legalproceedings that may be instituted against the Company relatedto the transaction, (vii) the abilityto maintain the listing of the Company’s securities on Nasdaq,(viii) the price of the Company’s securities may be volatile dueto a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive andhighly regulated industries in which the Company operates, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting the Company’s business and changes in the combined capital structure, (ix) theability to implement business plans, forecasts, and otherexpectations after the completion of the proposed transaction,and identify and realize additional opportunities, (x) risks arising from the widespread outbreak of an illness or any other communicable disease, or any other public health crisis, including the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic; (xi) the level of consumer demand for apparel and accessories; disruption to DBGs distribution system; the financial strength of DBG’s customers; fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of raw materials and contracted products; disruption and volatility in the global capital and credit markets and global supply chain; (xii) DBG’s response to changing fashion trends, evolving consumer preferences and changing patterns of consumer behavior; intense competition from online retailers; manufacturing and product innovation; increasing pressure on margins; DBG’s ability to implement its business strategy; (xiii) DBG’s ability to grow its wholesale and direct-to-consumer businesses; retail industry changes and challenges; (xiv) DBG’s and its vendors’ ability to maintain the strength and security of information technology systems; the risk that DBG’s facilities and systems and those of our third-party service providers may be vulnerable to and unable to anticipate or detect data security breaches and data or financial loss; (xv) DBG’s ability to properly collect, use, manage and secure consumer and employee data; (xvi) stability of DBG’s manufacturing facilities and foreign suppliers; continued use by DBG’s suppliers of ethical business practices; DBG’s ability to accurately forecast demand for products; continuity of members of DBG’s management; (xvii) DBG’s ability to protect trademarks and other intellectual property rights; possible goodwill and other asset impairment; (xviii) DBG’s ability to execute and integrate acquisitions; changes in tax laws and liabilities; legal, regulatory, political and economic risks; (xix) adverse or unexpected weather conditions; (xx) DBG's indebtedness and its ability to obtain financing on favorable terms,; and (xxi) climate change and increased focus on sustainability issues. More information on potential factors that could affect DBG’s financial results is included from time to time in DBG’s public reports filed with the SEC, including DBG’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Forms 8-K filed or furnished with the SEC.
Digital Brands Group, Inc. Company Contact
Hil Davis, CEO
Phone: (800) 593-1047
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