World Footwear

Acquisitions

Luxury giant LVMH eyed at Tiffany

Oct 29, 2019 / France
French-based luxury goods giant LVMH is aiming to buy Tiffany & Co., the iconic New York jeweller

ABG to acquire Barneys New York

Oct 28, 2019 / United States
With the aquisition of the legendary luxury retail brand ABG will enhance its luxury footprint and consolidate its position in the contemporary fashion segment

JackRabbit to acquire Olympia Sports Stores

Oct 25, 2019 / United States
A portfolio company of CriticalPoint Capital, JackRabbit, announced the cquisition of Olympia Sports Stores. This deal represents the Fourth Investment by JackRabbit over previous 2 years

Permira wanting to sell Dr. Martens

Oct 18, 2019 / United Kingdom
Dr. Martens might change owners soon. According to several reports on the news, owner Permira is aiming to cash in taking advantage of the recent good results of the brand

Kering: another step away from Puma

Oct 8, 2019 / France
Kering launches an offering of bonds exchangeable into existing ordinary shares of Puma due 2022 for a nominal amount of 500 million euros. Another step by Kering to reduce its remaining stake in Puma

Rip Curl sold to Kathmandu

Oct 3, 2019 / New Zealand
The acquisition of Rip Curl by Kathmandu creates an Australasian based surfing and outdoor adventure lifestyle company offering a varied technical based product mix

Cole Haan prepares for IPO

Aug 28, 2019 / United States
The company was acquired in 2013 by private equity firm Apax Partners from Nike. Now comes the confirmation that Cole Haan it’s preparing for an initial public offering

Steve Madden announces acquisition of BB Dakota

Aug 15, 2019 / United States
After announcing the acquisition of premium sneakers brand Greats Brand, Inc. a few days ago, Steve Madden announces another addition to their portfolio

Steve Madden acquires sneakers' brand GREATS

Aug 12, 2019 / United States
The designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held Greats Brand, Inc. footwear brand specializing in premium sneakers made in Italy

Farfetch acquires New Guards Group

Aug 9, 2019 / United Kingdom
The London-based luxury ecommerce giant bought New Guards, the group owning brand Off-White, for a total value of 675 million US dollars. Farfetch plans to launch "Brands of the future"

Lowa acquires Italy’s Riko Sport

Aug 6, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sporting goods company has acquired the Italian shoe specialist Riko Sport S.r.l., a core supplier of Lowa’s footwear

Manolo Blahnik buys footwear manufacturer

Jul 24, 2019 / Spain
Luxury footwear designer Manolo Blahnik bought Calzaturificio Re Marcello, founded in 1938 and located in Vigevano (province of Pavia). The company has been manufacturing shoes for Manolo Blahnik since 1990

Dubai-based property developer acquires Roberto Cavalli

Jul 17, 2019 / United Arab Emirates
Investment company Vision Investment Co. LCC, owned by Hussain Sajwani, founder of Damac Properties Group, has signed a binding agreement to obtain 100% of Roberto Cavalli S.p.A

5 offers for Roberto Cavalli

Jun 18, 2019 / Italy
Five potential investors presented proposals for the Italian fashion brand Roberto Cavalli. The identity of the candidates was not revealed

ABG acquires Sports Illustrated

Jun 12, 2019 / United States
The New-York based group acquired a media icon as part of its strategy to build a global platform converging sports, culture and entertainment
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