World Footwear

Acquisitions

Chanel buys majority stakes in shoemaker Ballin and tannery Gaiera

Oct 9, 2020 / France
Chanel continues to reinforce its network of suppliers as it acquires majority stakes in Italian luxury shoemaker Ballin and tannery Conceria Gaiera Giovanni

Former André stores to be auctioned

Oct 7, 2020 / France
Shoe Intelligence is reporting that 25 former André stores to be auctioned

Chanel buys Conceria Gaiera

Aug 5, 2020 / Italy
This new deal will contribute to increasing Chanel’s control on the supply chain of leather. The French luxury brand had already made similar deals in the past

Iconix Brand Group is exploring sale

Jul 21, 2020 / United States
The Board of the Iconix Brand Group has decided to broaden its exploration of strategic alternatives available to the company to enhance shareholder value, including a potential sale

PVH completes sale of Speedo North America

Apr 14, 2020 / United States
PVH announced the completion of the sale of its Speedo North America business to Pentland Group, parent company of the Speedo brand, for 170 million US dollars in cash

Golden Goose with major investment from Permira Funds

Feb 14, 2020 / United Kingdom
A company backed by Permira funds has agreed to acquire Carlyle’s majority stake in Golden Goose

Brand Velocity Partners acquires Original Footwear

Jan 23, 2020 / United States
Private equity firm Brand Velocity Partners, focused on acquiring lower-middle market consumer businesses, announced it has purchased the iconic brand Original Footwear

Farfetch is on acquisition mode

Jan 15, 2020 / United Kingdom
One day after the purchase of Japanese jeweller Ambush, Farfetch is back on the news with the acquisition of Opening Ceremony, a American clothing brand founded in 2002 by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon

Pentland acquires the Speedo North America

Jan 9, 2020 / United States
PVH Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Speedo North America business to Pentland Group, parent company of Speedo International Limited

Genesco acquires footwear licensee Togast

Jan 6, 2020 / United States
The Nashville-based group has announced the acquisition of leading footwear licensee Togast. Genesco also confirmed it has entered into a new Levi's footwear license agreement

LVMH acquires stake in Masoni tannery

Jan 3, 2020 / Italy
The French-based luxury group acquired a minority stake in the Santa Croce sull'Arno (Florence) tannery Masoni Industria Conciaria SpA stock package. The deal was made through the LVMH division Métiers d' Art

Capri to acquire Italian shoe manufacturer

Dec 16, 2019 / United Kingdom
The London-based global fashion luxury group announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Italian atelier and shoe manufacturer Alberto Gozzi S.r.L. from Tuscany

Several bidders for sneaker brand Golden Goose

Dec 2, 2019 / Italy
Permira and VF are amongst the list of interested. This follows Golden Goose owner Carlyle invitation for the submission of non-binding offers by mid-December

Cavalli has a new owner

Dec 2, 2019 / Italy
Hussain Sajwani's investment company Vision Investments has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Italian fashion company from the fund Clessidra

Louis Vuitton buys Tiffany for 16 billion US dollars

Nov 27, 2019 / France
The companies have entered into a definitive agreement whereby LVMH will acquire Tiffany for 135 US dollars per share, resulting in a deal of 14.7 billion euros or 16.2 billion US dollars
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