March 7, 2013

Sycamore Partners has agreed to acquire teen retailer Hot Topic for approximately $600 million, or 14 cents per share in cash.

November 7, 2011

Hot Topic Inc. said that its CEO, Lisa Harper, 52, has also been named its board chairwoman.

March 23, 2011

Hot Topic announced Monday that CEO Betsy McLaughlin has resigned the company, effectively immediately, and will be replaced by current board member Lisa Harper.