World Footwear

Acquisitions

Dr Martens might be on the verge of being sold

Apr 17, 2019 / United Kingdom
According to several news reports, Permira is hiring bankers to oversee a review of its options for Dr Martens, just six years after it purchased it from the founding Griggs family

LK Bennett sold to franchise partner

Apr 16, 2019 / United Kingdom
The UK-based premium fashion chain retailing womenswear, leather footwear and accessories has been sold to its Chinese franchise partner Rebecca Feng

Roberto Cavalli closes stores in the US

Apr 3, 2019 / United States
The Italian fashion house has closed its US stores as it continues to seek for an investor to seal a deal that prevents bankruptcy

Bids for LK Bennett

Mar 29, 2019 / United Kingdom
The UK-based premium fashion chain retailing womenswear, leather footwear and accessories collapsed into administration earlier this month. Now, bids for the business start to be known

Deichmann acquires shoe chain KicksUSA

Mar 26, 2019 / United States
German shoe retailer Deichmann is investing in China and the US with several initiatives planned for 2019. The acquisition of shoe chain KicksUSA already took place

Leder & Schuh denies talks with CCC

Jan 24, 2019 / Poland
Family-owned shoemaker Leder & Schuh Group denied a media report referring to talks with Polish retailer CCC about a possible takeover

Capri Holdings completes acquisition of Versace

Jan 2, 2019 / United Kingdom
Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group, announced it has changed its name from Michael Kors Holdings Limited, and from today its New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol will be CPRI. The company also confirmed it has completed the acquisition of Versace

Genesco sells struggling Lids

Dec 14, 2018 / United States
The Nashville-based group has announced it reached an agreement to sell Lids Sports Group. Payment in cash should amount to 100 million US dollars

Authentic Brands and DSW acquire Camuto

Oct 10, 2018 / United States
Authentic Brands Group LLC (ABG) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a majority stake in the intellectual property of the Camuto Group's proprietary brands in partnership with DSW Inc.

Michael Kors acquires Versace

Sep 26, 2018 / United Kingdom
The London-based fashion luxury group announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Italian luxury fashion house Gianni Versace for a total value of 1.83 billion euros. Holdings Limited will be renamed to Capri Holdings Limited

JackRabbit acquires Rhythm Running

Sep 18, 2018 / United States
Going back to the acquisition market, JackRabbit announced the company has acquired Nashville-based Rhythm Running. In addition, the company is opening new stores

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
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