World Footwear

Acquisitions

Crocs buys Heydude

Dec 28, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand of causal footwear has announced that it will acquire the casual footwear brand Heydude for 2.5 billion US dollars. The transaction should close in the first quarter of 2022

Farfetch buys luxury release platform Luxclusif

Dec 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
The luxury e-commerce platform has announced the acquisition of the resale platform Luxclusif. The deal includes Luxclusif’s technology and its team, which will join Farfetch's group

Nike accelerates its digital transformation

Dec 14, 2021 / United States
The company has announced the acquisition of RTFKT, which is a brand known for creating viral sneakers designs and collectible exclusives. The terms of the deal will not be disclosed

SPARC to manage Reebok operations in the US

Dec 10, 2021 / United States
ABG, which will close the acquisition of Rebook next year, has established a partnership with its division SPARC to secure Reebok US’ operation, disclosing the strategy for the brand

Shoe Carnival acquires Shoe Station

Dec 7, 2021 / United States
Shoe Carnival is buying the family-owned footwear retailer Shoe Station, which operates in five South-eastern US states, for 67 million US dollars. The goal is to expand its customer base

Authentic Brands Group valued at 12.7 billion US dollars

Nov 29, 2021 / United States
The retail conglomerate, whose portfolio of brands includes Forever 21 and Barneys New York, is delaying its planned initial IPO and selling major equity stakes in its business

Li Ning to acquire Amedeo Testoni

Nov 12, 2021 / Hong Kong
Viva China Holdings Limited, the parent group of Clarks is consolidating its position in the footwear market, this time by acquiring Italian brand Amedeo Testoni. The deal should amount to 5.6 million euros

JD Sports acquires Cosmos

Nov 8, 2021 / United Kingdom
The retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands acquired 80% of Cosmos Sport S.A. (based in Crete, Greece). Cosmos operates 57 stores in Greece and 3 in Cyprus

Minelli sold to the owners of San Marino

Oct 6, 2021 / France
Vivarte has concluded the sale of its footwear and accessories brand Minelli to the businessmen Stéphane Collaert and Laurent Portella, who also purchased the footwear brand San Marino in February 2020

Saadia Group to acquire Aquatalia

Sep 29, 2021 / United States
The US multicategory product manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing company has agreed to acquire the assets of the Italian footwear and accessories brand. Aquatalia becomes the first luxury label in Saadia's portfolio

Foot Locker completes acquisition of WSS

Sep 23, 2021 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer has completed its acquisition of Eurostar, Inc. (WSS), a US-based athletic footwear and apparel retailer that primarily operates on the West Coast

adidas to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group

Aug 12, 2021 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear giant entered into a definitive agreement to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group (ABG) for a total consideration of up to 2.1 billion euros

Wolverine buys women’s activewear brand Sweaty Betty

Aug 5, 2021 / United States
The Michigan-based group which counts with a varied portfolio of footwear and lifestyle brands has acquired Sweaty Betty, a global fitness and lifestyle brand. The all-cash transaction is valued at approximately 410 million US dollars

Foot Locker enhances positioning in North America with acquisition of WSS

Aug 4, 2021 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Eurostar, Inc. (WSS), a US-based athletic footwear and apparel retailer, which primarily operates on the West Coast

Foot Locker accelerates Asia-Pacific expansion with acquisition of atmos

Aug 2, 2021 / Asia Pacific
The retailer has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Text Trading Company, K.K., which owns and licenses the atmos brand, a digitally led, premium, global retailer headquartered in Japan
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