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Liberated Brands, the operating partner for Costa Mesa-based Volcom LLC, will take on apparel design and retail among other licenses for Spyder Active Sports.


New York multi-brand portfolio owner Authentic Brands Group said it was moving the licenses for Boulder, Colo.-based Spyder to Liberated Brands.


Liberated operates Volcom and the brand’s more than 100 stores globally.

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The transition includes the license for Spyder apparel and outwear sourcing, design, marketing, wholesale, e-commerce and stores. Markets include the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Russia and parts of the European Union.


Spyder is expected to remain in its Boulder offices.


ABG acquired Volcom’s intellectual property from luxury conglomerate Kering S.A. in 2019, and established the operating company Liberated Brands in 2019 with Volcom and Liberated CEO Todd Hymel and Volcom management. Volcom management hold a majority stake in Liberated.