The Gores Group Completes Acquisition of Scovill Fasteners Assets
June 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA, JUNE 14, 2011 – The Gores Group, LLC (together with its  affiliates, “Gores”) today announced that it has entered into final phases of acquiring  substantially all of the assets of Scovill Fasteners (“Scovill”), a leading manufacturer of  engineered closure products that have wide use in global apparel and industrial market  segments, through a transaction under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The  U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the transaction on June 10,  2011.

Scovill, which is located in Clarkesville, Georgia, has made snap-closure buttons for  consumer and military clothing since 1802. The company’s products represent the  cutting edge in form, fit and function in the closure fastener industry. From high fashion  to infantswear, career apparel, designer jeanswear, leather products, and sporting goods,  Scovill snap fastener and button closures meet the demands of today's market application  requirements for quality, durability and delivered value.

“We are very excited with this acquisition. Scovill is an outstanding company with great  employees and an impressive lineup of products. Scovill employees have a great history  and reputation for providing customers with top-notch quality products and services,”  said Mike Hirano, Managing Director of The Gores Group. “We think it has a bright  future and look forward to working with the management team and employees to help  grow the company.”

About The Gores Group, LLC

The Gores Group, LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests  in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience  and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due  diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional  financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has  become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of  creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. The firm's  current private equity fund has committed equity capital of more than $4 billion.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and  London. For more information, please visit

About Scovill

Scovill Fasteners, Inc., founded in Waterbury, CT in 1802, is a manufacturer of  engineered closure products that have wide use in global apparel and industrial market  segments. The Company’s brand portfolio includes products that have high brand  recognition in the many markets that it serves. Included in the portfolio are Gripper®,  Duramark®, DOT®, Pull-The-DOT®, Lift-The-DOT, Common-Sense® and DOT  Durable™. Scovill products are found on a wide range of applications, including  jeanswear, infants and children’s wear, sporting goods, medical devices and safety  equipment.
Headquartered in Clarkesville, GA, Scovill actively sells and services closure products in  the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

For more information, please contact:

Frank Stefanik
The Gores Group
(310) 209-3010

Terry Fahn
Sitrick And Company
(310) 788-2850