Malden Mills Industries Inc. have been acquired by Philadelphia-based turnaround investment company
Chrysalis Capital Partners LP for $44 million. A new company, Polartec® LLC, has emerged in Malden
Mills’ place and adopted the name of its predecessor’s renowned brand of performance fabrics.
Chrysalis was the sole bidder in a process established after Malden Mills filed for Chapter
11 bankruptcy protection in January 2007 in order to facilitate its sale.
Malden Mills CEO Michael Spillane and the rest of the management team are continuing at
Polartec in their respective roles. Chrysalis Managing Partner Greg Segall is now chairman of
Polartec. The company’s US manufacturing plants will continue their operations, as will its plant
“This day represents a fresh start for our Polartec products, brand and employees,” Spillane
said. “For the first time in more than a decade, we are able to completely focus on the needs of
our customers, which calls for developing, manufacturing and marketing technology solutions in
In other news, Polartec and members of Unite HERE!, the union representing 550 employees at
company plants, signed a collective bargaining agreement, with an overwhelming majority of members
approving the three-and-one-half-year contract.