Fashion Designer Tory Burch Eyes Sale of Minority Stake in Her Company (Report)

The firm has hired investment bank Barclays Capital to sell a third of the company, which could be valued at $2 billion, that is currently held by Burch's ex-husband.

NEW YORK - Fashion designer Tory Burch's company has hired investment bank Barclays Capital to explore a sale of a third of the company that is mainly owned by former husband Christopher, the New York Post reported.

The price tag sought values the fast-growing preppy clothing firm at $2 billion, it said. It added that the company has an estimated $150 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

That would be more than twice what the company got in 2009 when it sold a minority stake to a Mexican private equity firm, according to the Post.

For the ex-husband, who has remained chairman of the company, but is expected to step down in the case of a sale of the stake, a deal could mean a windfall of $600 million-plus.

Burch declined to comment, the Post said.

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