Mr. Bormel has represented both public and private companies on a variety of assignments including buy-side, sell-side, merger and licensing transactions as well as debt and equity financings.
Most recently, Mr. Bormel advised L.L Bean on its debt refinancing, HBC on its sale of Lord + Taylor to Le Tote, Five Below on its acquisition of select Hollar.com digital assets and its investment in N3rd Street Gaming, Payless ShoeSource on its Chapter 11 restructuring, VF Corporation on its sale of Reef to The Rockport Group, HBC on sale of real estate assets to and formation of JV with Signa Holdings to operate Kaufhof and Karstadt, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. on its recapitalization, Skullcandy, Inc on its sale to Mill Road Capital, Office Depot, Inc. on its sale to Staples, Inc. (terminated) and Under Armour, Inc. on its acquisition of MapMyFitness and global marketing transactions. Furthermore, his clients, past and present, include Apollo Global Management, Kering SA, Monro Muffler Brake, Inc., TSG Consumer Partners, VF Corp., and PVH Corp.
Mr. Bormel holds a BBA, with distinction, from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Serving as financial advisor to Panalgo on its sale to MMIT & Evaluate, a Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Hg portfolio company
Serving as financial advisor to Under Armour on its Sale of the MyFitnessPal Platform to Francisco Partners
Served as financial advisor to Five Below on its acquisition of e-commerce, fulfillment and select other assets from Hollar.com.
Served as advisor to Hudson’s Bay Company on its sale of Lord + Taylor to Le Tote.
Served as advisor to Five Below on its role as lead investor in Nerd Street Gamers’ Series A financing round.
Served as exclusive financial advisor to Arteriors on its sale to Norwest Equity Partners.
Served as financial advisor to V.F. Corporation on its divestiture of Reef to The Rockport Group
Financial advisor to HBC on its sale of real estate assets to Signa and the formation of a joint venture between HBC Europe and Karstadt.