Brave New Catalogers: The Birth of Baby Dagny

| Melissa Dowling

Having a child changes your life in many ways, but for Andrea McGinty, impending motherhood inspired her to give birth to a new business. When she was pregnant with her first child and surfing the Web for baby products, she discovered that there weren’t many unique items. What’s more, the goods that did interest her were from overseas companies. So she decided to start importing baby merchandise and selling it online and, eventually, by catalog.

Neiman Marcus on IPO Rumors: “No Comment”

| Jim Tierney

Eighteen months ago, an investor group led by Texas Pacific Group and Warburg Pincus took luxury goods merchant Neiman Marcus Group private in a $5.1 billion deal. Now rumors are circulating that the luxury merchant may be preparing to file for an initial public offering

Swedish Firm to Buy Cutter & Buck

| MCM staff

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? Officials for Seattle-based sportswear manufacturer/marketer Cutter & Buck announced on April 13 that the company has agreed to be acquired by Stockholm-based New Wave Group