Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has announced the transition of its core licenses for its ski-focused Spyder brand to Liberated Brands. Under the terms of the new long-term agreement, Liberated Brands will assume outerwear and apparel sourcing, product design, marketing, wholesale, e-commerce and retail store operations across the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Russia and other select territories in the European Union. Liberated Brands is a strategic partnership formed between ABG, which recently took over the Volcom brand from Kering, and Volcom’s management team, and is the dedicated operating platform for Volcom. It operates more than 100 Volcom-branded stores around the world. Liberated Brands said that it plans to continue the expansion of Spyder into a full four-season business, while broadening its global footprint. The Spyder staff will continue to be headquartered in Boulder, Colorado while Spyder’s business operations will transition to Liberated Brands. Spyder is currently available in more than 150 direct-to-consumer retail outposts globally as well as department stores, sporting goods stores and specialty retailers throughout North America, Europe, China, South Korea and the Middle East. Spyder has been the exclusive official apparel partner of the U.S. Ski Team since 1989. In addition to Spyder and Volcom, Authentic Brands Group, headquartered in New York City, owns a large portfolio of brands that also includes Eddie Bauer, Prince, Tretorn, Nautica, Airwalk, Nine West and many others.