Blackstone Buys Majority Stake in Spanx, Valuing It at $1.2 Billion

By Reuters
October 20, 2021 Updated: October 20, 2021

Investment firm Blackstone Inc. would buy a majority stake in Spanx, valuing the shapewear maker at $1.2 billion, the companies said on Wednesday.

The deal will allow Spanx to further expand globally and help it strengthen its online business, they added.

Spanx founder and Chief Executive Officer Sara Blakely would become the executive chairwoman of Spanx’s newly appointed all-female board of directors.

Rival shapewear label Skims, owned by reality star Kim Kardashian West, said earlier this year it had raised $154 million in funding, reaching a valuation of $1.6 billion as of April.