Australia’s Billabong Faces Possible Class Action Lawsuit

Billabong's 'Made for Living' campaign | Source: Billabong

SYDNEY, Australia — Law firm Slater & Gordon Ltd said on Thursday it was preparing a class action lawsuit against Australian surfwear company Billabong International Ltd over alleged misleading conduct in information disclosure.

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Market Pulse | Buying Designers Like It’s 1999

Savigny Luxury Index September 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index has gained good ground in September and is up by 3.7 percent, outperforming the MSCI World Index by over one percentage point, as Asian tourist flows to Western fashion hubs remain strong and the world’s largest luxury conglomerates snap up young designers, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Billabong Accepts Refinancing Offer From Centerbridge, Oaktree

Billabong Colour of Love Campaign | Source: Billabong

GOLD COAST, Australia — Billabong International Ltd., the unprofitable Australian surfwear company, accepted a refinancing proposal from a group including Oaktree Capital Management LP and Centerbridge Partners LP, saying it offered better terms than a rival plan to repay debt.

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Coastal Capital Wants Billabong Board Shakeup as Altamont Waits

Billabong Colour of Love Campaign | Source: Billabong

BURLEIGH HEADS, Australia — Billabong International Ltd., the Australian surfwear company that’s already fielded five takeover and refinancing proposals since February 2012, said Coastal Capital International Ltd. is seeking a board shakeup.

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Australian Regulator Declines to Delay Billabong Deal

Billabong Colour of Love Campaign | Source: Billabong

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia's takeover regulator declined a request from Oaktree Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners to delay a $359 million refinancing deal surfwear for company Billabong International Ltd on anti-trust concerns.

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