Bath & Body Works, Inc. is an American specialty retailer based in Columbus, Ohio. It owns Bath & Body Works, posted $11.9 billion in revenue in 2021, and was listed as 248 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of largest United States companies by revenue.
In February 2020, L Brands announced the planned sale of its Victoria's Secret division to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm. Under the agreement, Sycamore Partners would gain a 55% controlling stake in Victoria's Secret while L Brands would keep a 45% stake, leaving Bath & Body Works to become L Brand's sole business. The sale fell through in May 2020, although Wexner did step down as CEO as planned, replaced by Andrew Meslow.
In March 2021, L Brands announced it would spin off Victoria’s Secret as a stand-alone publicly traded company, and then change its name to Bath & Body Works, Inc.