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Little-known owner of Juicy Couture on an acquisition spree

ABG now boasts an array of brands that include everything from fitness gear to lacy nightwear

The group behind Juicy Couture describes itself as "a brand development, licensing, and entertainment company" on its website. In practice, it buys up intellectual property, invests in improving brands, and works with licensing partners to bring them to retail.

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AUTHENTIC Brands Group, the little-known name behind such well-known apparel labels as Juicy Couture, Frederick's of Hollywood, and Tapout, is gobbling up brands through acquisitions and asserting itself as a force in the apparel world.

On Tuesday, ABG announced the