World Footwear

Acquisitions

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

Foot solutions buys Florida-based retailer Happy Feet

Feb 8, 2022 / United States
The international retailer of wellness footwear and custom orthotic insoles has announced the acquisition of the retailer Happy Feet. Details of the transaction were not disclosed

American Exchange Group to acquire Aerosoles

Jan 21, 2022 / United States
The US-based designer, manufacturer and wholesaler has announced that it will buy the assets of the luxury comfort footwear brand to drive business opportunities growth

Crocs buys Heydude

Dec 28, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand of causal footwear has announced that it will acquire the casual footwear brand Heydude for 2.5 billion US dollars. The transaction should close in the first quarter of 2022

Farfetch buys luxury release platform Luxclusif

Dec 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
The luxury e-commerce platform has announced the acquisition of the resale platform Luxclusif. The deal includes Luxclusif’s technology and its team, which will join Farfetch's group

Nike accelerates its digital transformation

Dec 14, 2021 / United States
The company has announced the acquisition of RTFKT, which is a brand known for creating viral sneakers designs and collectible exclusives. The terms of the deal will not be disclosed

SPARC to manage Reebok operations in the US

Dec 10, 2021 / United States
ABG, which will close the acquisition of Rebook next year, has established a partnership with its division SPARC to secure Reebok US’ operation, disclosing the strategy for the brand

Shoe Carnival acquires Shoe Station

Dec 7, 2021 / United States
Shoe Carnival is buying the family-owned footwear retailer Shoe Station, which operates in five South-eastern US states, for 67 million US dollars. The goal is to expand its customer base

Authentic Brands Group valued at 12.7 billion US dollars

Nov 29, 2021 / United States
The retail conglomerate, whose portfolio of brands includes Forever 21 and Barneys New York, is delaying its planned initial IPO and selling major equity stakes in its business

Li Ning to acquire Amedeo Testoni

Nov 12, 2021 / Hong Kong
Viva China Holdings Limited, the parent group of Clarks is consolidating its position in the footwear market, this time by acquiring Italian brand Amedeo Testoni. The deal should amount to 5.6 million euros

JD Sports acquires Cosmos

Nov 8, 2021 / United Kingdom
The retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands acquired 80% of Cosmos Sport S.A. (based in Crete, Greece). Cosmos operates 57 stores in Greece and 3 in Cyprus

Minelli sold to the owners of San Marino

Oct 6, 2021 / France
Vivarte has concluded the sale of its footwear and accessories brand Minelli to the businessmen Stéphane Collaert and Laurent Portella, who also purchased the footwear brand San Marino in February 2020

Saadia Group to acquire Aquatalia

Sep 29, 2021 / United States
The US multicategory product manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing company has agreed to acquire the assets of the Italian footwear and accessories brand. Aquatalia becomes the first luxury label in Saadia's portfolio
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