World Footwear

Acquisitions

Rockport seeking approval of sale to Charlesbank

Jul 10, 2018 / United States
The company which filed for bankruptcy back in May, announced that, after completing a court-approved marketing process, it intends to complete the previously announced asset purchase agreement with CB Marathon Opco LLC, an affiliate of Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC

Richemont sells Lancel to Piquadro

Jun 13, 2018 / Switzerland
Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA confirmed it has sold its French leather-goods subsidiary Lancel to Italian-based company Piquadro SpA

Flip Flop Shops sold to Bearpaw

Jun 8, 2018 / United States
Cherokee Global Brands, a global brand marketing platform that manages a portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands, announced the sale of Flip Flop Shops, its franchise retail chain, to Bearpaw Holdings, LLC for an undisclosed amount

VF Corporation completes acquisition of Altra

Jun 1, 2018 / United States
The North Carolina-based group of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Altra brand, an athletic and performance-based lifestyle footwear brand, from ICON Health & Fitness, Inc

Burberry's new strategic investment

May 18, 2018 / United Kingdom
The London-based global luxury brand Burberry announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire a luxury leather-goods business from longstanding Italian partner CF&P

CCC buys Shoe Express

Apr 26, 2018 / Romania
Polish-based footwear retailer and manufacturer CCC has bought a 100% stake in Romania-based company Shoe Express. Deal amounts to 33 million euros

Kathmandu focus on international expansion

Mar 21, 2018 / New Zealand
The outdoor equipment retailer has returned to international expansion with the acquisition of a US shoe wholesaler about three years after closing its unprofitable British stores

VF to acquire Altra

Mar 15, 2018 / United States
The North Carolina-based company, specialised in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, and ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. announced they have signed a definitive purchase agreement for the Altra footwear brand

Endless sells footwear retailer to Pavers

Mar 2, 2018 / United Kingdom
The private equity investor has sold UK-based footwear retailer Jones Bootmaker to Pavers Limited. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed

CCC to buy Romanian franchise

Dec 30, 2017 / Romania
The Polish-based footwear company has signed a non-binding agreement to buy the company owning their franchise in Romania. The deal should amount to 33 million euros

Michael Kors completes acquisition of Jimmy Choo

Nov 2, 2017 / United States
Under the terms of the transaction, Jimmy Choo shareholders received 230 pence per share with a total transaction value of approximately 1.35 billion US dollars

Michael Kors to buy Jimmy Choo

Jul 25, 2017 / United States
With the acquisition of the iconic luxury accessories brand, Michael Kors expects to expand its leadership position in the global fashion luxury segment and strengthen future growth opportunities

Alpargatas might be sold again

Jul 11, 2017 / Brazil
J&F Investimentos, the controlling shareholder of the Brazil-based casual footwear manufacturer, might be negotiating to sell Alpargatas

Coach acquires Kate Spade & Company

May 10, 2017 / United States
The New York-based design house of luxury accessories and lifestyle brands announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kate Spade & Company

Steve Madden acquires Schwartz & Benjamin

Feb 16, 2017 / United States
The New-York based designer and marketer of fashion footwear and accessories for women, men and children announced that it has completed the acquisition of the privately held Schwartz & Benjamin, Inc.
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