World Footwear

Acquisitions

G-III enters the race to buy Arcadia

Jan 18, 2021 / United Kingdom
The New York-based group G-III Apparel is said to have entered the race to acquire Arcadia and to be among the top four candidates (Next, Boohoo and American-based Authentic Brands). However, G-III has not yet publicly confirmed

JD Sports buys menswear retailer Wellgosh

Jan 11, 2021 / United Kingdom
The British sports-fashion retailer JD Sports acquired the Leicester-based menswear retailer Wellgosh. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed yet

Arcadia’s Evans brand acquired by Australia’s City Chic for 23 million British pounds

Dec 21, 2020 / United Kingdom
The agreement includes the acquisition of the Evans brand, the eCommerce and wholesale businesses for 23.1 million British pounds in cash by City Chic. This deal, excludes the brick and mortar stores and follows Arcadia entering into administration a few weeks ago

adidas to sell Reebok business

Dec 17, 2020 / Germany
In a statement recently issued, the Germany-based company said that as part of the development of its new five-year strategy, adidas has begun to assess strategic alternatives for Reebok

Dr. Martens could launch IPO soon

Nov 27, 2020 / United Kingdom
The British-based footwear brand known for its iconic boots has reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead its initial public offering (IPO)

Eurazeo Brands buys Axel Arigato for 56 million euros

Nov 16, 2020 / Sweden
The global investment company is investing 56 million euros in Axel Arigato, a Swedish premium sneaker, ready-to-wear and accessories brand, to become a majority shareholder, alongside brand's founders Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson

VF to buy Supreme

Nov 10, 2020 / United States
The branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories group VF announced a definitive merger agreement has been achieved to acquire Supreme, a privately-owned global streetwear brand from current investors, The Carlyle Group and Goode Partners

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
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