World Footwear

Acquisitions

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

VF Corporation completes separation of Kontoor Brands

May 28, 2019 / United States
At the end of last week, the branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories group has announced it has completed the previously announced separation of VF’s Jeanswear organization into an independent, publicly traded company

China’s Green Harbor acquires Jason Wu

May 15, 2019 / China
Chinese private equity firm Green Harbor Investment has bought a majority stake in the parent company of New York’s Jason Wu. The American fashion brand is aiming at the booming Chinese luxury market

LVMH completes the agreement with Belmond

May 7, 2019 / France
The French-based luxury house has announced it closed the deal with Belmond. On the same occasion, dividends referring to 2018 results have been approved

Xtep International to buy K-Swiss

May 3, 2019 / China
PRC-based sportswear enterprise Xtep International Holdings Limited announced plans to acquire E-Land Footwear USA Holdings Inc., the parent company for brands K-Swiss, Palladium and Suprabrands
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