4 November 2013
Struggling Australian surfwear company Billabong is to sell its West 49 chain in Canada to apparel retailer YM Inc, ending months of speculation.
26 September 2013
Billabong's general manager for Europe, Franco Fogliato, has been named the latest executive to leave the Australian surfwear company, and is headed to outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear.
19 September 2013
In an unexpected move, surf-led apparel business Billabong has secured a long-term funding package from a rival consortium of two private equity businesses and named the former boss of Eddie Bauer as its new CEO.
5 September 2013
Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilience to the financial turmoil which has plagued much of the northern hemisphere has proved to be a key attraction for international retailers, according to Euromonitor International.
2 September 2013
Struggling Australian surfwear company is facing calls for a board shakeup from one of its largest shareholders, in a move that could cloud a deal to finalise the company's long-term funding arrangements.
28 August 2013
Troubled Australian surfwear brand Billabong is attempting to move beyond recent turbulence and onto its turnaround plans, but uncertainty still remains.
27 August 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has seen its losses worsen as it works to refinance its debt.
21 August 2013
Altamont Capital Partners has revised its long term financing agreement with troubled surfwear brand Billabong to gain approval from the Australian Takeovers Panel.
5 August 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong is paving the way for Scott Olivet, the former boss of Oakley, to take over as its new chief executive following the departure of Launa Inman on Friday (2 August).
23 July 2013
Billabong has today (23 July) completed the sale of its DaKine brand and refinancing with the Altamont consortium, despite an 11th hour rival bid.
19 July 2013
A US$294m refinancing deal announced this week by Billabong has been described as "anti-competitive and coercive" by the Australian surfwear brand's current lenders.
18 July 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has confirmed that Centerbridge Partners and Oaktree Capital have made a rival refinancing bid, but that it will not pursue the offer.
16 July 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong will sell its DaKine clothing and accessories brand and let go of chief executive Launa Inman as part of a refinancing deal.
4 July 2013
Participants in Australian surfwear brand Billabong's AUD280m (US$255.3m) debt syndicate have reportedly exited their positions at a discount.
25 June 2013
Ailing Australian surfwear brand Billabong today (25 June) confirmed that refinancing and asset sale discussions with former suitors Altamont Capital Partners and Sycamore Partners are "well advanced".
4 June 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has said takeover talks with two potential suitors have collapsed, as it lowered its full year profit forecast.
29 May 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong is reportedly looking to sell its Canadian business as speculation mounts that a full takeover of the company is unilkely to proceed.
23 May 2013
Kering-owned skatewear brand Volcom has appointed former Billabong executive Mandy Fry to the newly-created position as vice president of its women's division.
9 May 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has requested a voluntary suspension of trading in its shares so it can progress takeover discussions with interested parties.
7 May 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has placed its shares in another trading halt today (7 May) ahead of an update regarding the potential sale of the business.
24 April 2013
Billabong has extended exclusive talks with Sycamore Partners and former Americas boss Paul Naude to consider the potential sale of the Australian surfwear brand.
9 April 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong will enter ten days of exclusive talks with a consortium led by the former boss of the brand's America's division after the group cut its bid by 45% to AUD0.60 per share.
5 April 2013
The most read stories on just-style this week include a look at apparel software trends, concerns that a recent surge in cotton prices is due to China building its reserves, and PVH's surprise that integration of Warnaco will cost more than initially expected.
4 April 2013
Billabong has indefinitely suspended its shares from trading as it continues takeover talks with its two suitors.
2 April 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has halted trading in its shares while negotiations continue with its two suitors.
21 March 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong halted trading in its shares today (21 March) after its share price plummeted 14.2% on concerns about a potential takeover offer expected next week.
22 February 2013
Struggling Australian surfwear brand Billabong International has swung to a first-half loss after writing off the value of its brands - and says that from next month it intends to slash the number of apparel suppliers that it uses to less than one-fifth of the current total.
18 January 2013
The most read stories on just-style this week include a look at how sourcing is going to be in 2013, a spotlight on why buyer interest in Billabong has not yet turned into a deal, and M&S extending its RFID tagging programme to all clothing and homeware products in its 700 stores.
16 January 2013
For all of the suitors circling Billabong, the Australian surfwear brand is yet to see much action. With four bidders showing interest over the past year, Petah Marian looks at why none of the interest has so far turned into a deal.
14 January 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has received a rival bid for the brand from VF Corp and private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners, which matches an offer from US boss Paul Naude and Sycamore Partners.