Berkshire Partners: Bidding for Carter's
A five-member team from Berkshire Partners must recommend a final bid and financial structure for a leveraged buyout of William Carter Co., a leading producer of children's apparel. Investorcorp, a global investment group, has put the company up for auction. Goldman Sachs, in addition to running the auction, was offering "staple-on" financing. Under this arrangement, the winning bidder would have the option to finance the deal through a prepackaged capital structure.