World Footwear

Acquisitions

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

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
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