World Footwear


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.

Walmart acquires ShoeBuy

Jan 9, 2017 / United States
The amount involved in the deal should reach 70 million US dollars

Caleres acquires Allen Edmonds

Dec 14, 2016 / United States
The owner of a wide portfolio of footwear brands, such as Famous Footwear, Sam Edelman and Franco Sarto, has acquired Allen Edmonds from Brentwood Associates for 255 million US dollars, subject to certain adjustments

Dick's Sporting Goods buys Sports Authority name

Jul 4, 2016 / United States
The Pennsylvania-headquartered company triumphed at the auction for Sports Authority Holdings Inc.’s brand name and intellectual property rights with a bid of 15 million US dollars

Tod’s acquires Roger Vivier trademark for 415 million euros

Nov 25, 2015 / Italy
The seller, Gousson, an Italian company controlled by Diego and Andrea Della Valle, will reinvest 207.5 million euros in Tod’s through a reserved capital increase
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