Ben Sherman is a British clothing brand selling shirts, sweaters, suits, outerwear, shoes and accessories predominantly for men. Ben Sherman designs sometimes feature the Royal Air Force roundel which is often called the mod target.
First launched in 1963, brand found Arthur Sugarman sold his business in 1975 and retired to Australia. The company passed through a number of hands in the following years.
In 2000, 3i financed a second management-buyout that created Ben Sherman PLC. In mid-2004, Oxford Industries purchased the Ben Sherman brand for £80 million from 3i and Irish venture capital company Enterprise Equity. Oxford Industries completed the sale of Ben Sherman to Marquee Brands for £41m in 2015.
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