World Footwear

Acquisitions

American Exchange Group acquires White Mountain Footwear

Jan 19, 2023 / United States
The US-based designer, manufacturer and wholesaler of footwear and accessories has announced the purchase of the women's footwear label for an undisclosed sum

Designer Brands acquires Topo Athletic

Dec 20, 2022 / United States
The parent company of DSW announced that it has bought the US-based retailer specializing in footwear for running, walking, and hiking, thus reinforcing its brand-building strategy

Dior buys prints and manual finishings on leather specialist Art Lab

Nov 29, 2022 / Italy
According to the Milanese business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, the Parisian-based House has acquired the Tuscan company specialized in prints and handmade finishings on leather

GOAT Group acquires resale platform Grailed

Oct 19, 2022 / United States
The marketplace group has acquired Grailed, the resale platform for men's luxury, streetwear, and vintage fashion. This move will enable GOAT to accelerate its apparel and accessories categories' growth

Golden Goose acquires Italian Fashion Team

Oct 11, 2022 / Italy
The luxury sneakers brand announced that it has bought its top supplier for an undisclosed sum to boost capacity while retaining its commitment to authenticity and sustainability

Prada acquires a stake in Tuscan tannery Superior

Sep 21, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group has announced the acquisition of a 43.65% stake in the Tuscan tannery Superior, which specializes in calfskin processing, for an undisclosed amount

Coats acquires footwear materials specialist Texon

Jul 13, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK-based industrial thread manufacturer acquired the developer of structural component materials Texon for 237 million USD to strengthen its presence in the athleisure footwear market

Fleet Feet to acquire Marathon Sports

Jun 29, 2022 / United States
The US franchisor of locally owned and operated running stores announced that it will acquire the New England-based running retailer Marathon Sports and its soundRunner and Runner's Alley brands

Zalando acquires majority stake in Highsnobiety

Jun 21, 2022 / Germany
With the transaction, multi-media global brand Highsnobiety will retain its editorial independence, with creative agency work remaining fully autonomous and management structure unchanged. Founder and CEO, David Fischer retains a minority stake in the business

Kohl’s in talks to be bought by Franchise Group

Jun 17, 2022 / United States
The American-based department store chain has entered into exclusive negotiations with Franchise Group for a period of three weeks. Franchise proposed to acquire the retail chain for 60 US dollars per share

ABL Group acquires sneaker brands Tonakai

Jun 15, 2022 / Italy
The Italian producer of leather goods, owner of the Rebelle handbag brand, has acquired 80% of Tonakai, the fashion sneaker brand founded by Francesco Renna

The Athlete’s Foot owner acquires Shoe City

Jun 13, 2022 / United States
Arklyz announced it is acquiring the Baltimore-based retailer Shoe City and its associated online platform - ycmc.com. With this acquisition, Arklyz expands its portfolio with another Athletic Speciality Footwear & Streetwear Lifestyle Retail Chain

ABG completes the acquisition of Reebok

Mar 1, 2022 / United States
Authentic Brands Group has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Reebok from adidas, its largest acquisition to date

ABG strengthens partnership with Foot Locker to expand Reebok in the US

Feb 23, 2022 / United States
The footwear retailer will widen its assortment while exclusively offering selected Reebok footwear models, for all, in its owned-stores and complementary e-commerce websites in the US

Crocs completes the acquisition of Heydude

Feb 21, 2022 / United States
The US-based brand of causal footwear, famous for its clogs, has announced to have completed the acquisition of the casual footwear brand Heydude
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