Jeans wear company Lee Cooper Group Limited and its affiliated companies have been acquired by Sun Capital Partners Inc's affiliate and two unrelated equity sponsors.

Lee Cooper, which was bought off apparel giant Matalan plc, is the third portfolio company that Sun Capital affiliates has  bought in Europe over the last 18 months.

The Lee Cooper business designs, distributes, and markets branded jeans, clothing, accessories, and footwear. The company distributes the third leading brand of jeans in France and in the UK and the second leading brand in Belgium.

Sun Capital Partners Inc is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies.