World Footwear

Acquisitions

Foot Locker enhances positioning in North America with acquisition of WSS

Aug 4, 2021 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Eurostar, Inc. (WSS), a US-based athletic footwear and apparel retailer, which primarily operates on the West Coast

Foot Locker accelerates Asia-Pacific expansion with acquisition of atmos

Aug 2, 2021 / Asia Pacific
The retailer has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Text Trading Company, K.K., which owns and licenses the atmos brand, a digitally led, premium, global retailer headquartered in Japan

LVMH to buy majority stake in Off-White

Jul 20, 2021 / France
The international luxury group announced the acquisition of 60% of shares of Off-White LLC, owner of the Off-White brand

L Catterton acquires majority stake in Italian-based Etro

Jul 19, 2021 / Italy
Under the agreement, L Catterton Europe will acquire a majority stake in the company, while the Etro family will retain a significant minority. Founder Gerolamo Etro will be appointed as Chairman

Richemont acquires Delvaux

Jul 5, 2021 / Switzerland
The Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company announced it has acquired 100% of Delvaux, the renowned Belgian luxury leather goods Maison, in a private transaction

Vivarte is selling Minelli

Jul 1, 2021 / France
Vivarte has entered exclusive talks to sell its footwear and accessories brand Minelli to the businessmen Stéphane Collaert and Laurent Portella, the managers of footwear brand San Marina

JD Group acquires Deporvillage in Spain

Jun 28, 2021 / United Kingdom
The retailers of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, announced that Iberian Sports Retail Group SL, its existing 50.02% intermediate holding company in Spain, entered into a conditional agreement to acquire 80% of the issued shares in Deporvillage SL

PVH is selling Heritage business to Authentic Brands Group

Jun 25, 2021 / United States
The American-based fashion company has announced it is exiting the Heritage Brands business with Sale of IZOD, Van Heusen, ARROW and Geoffrey Beene Brands to Authentic Brands Group. PVH is reinforcing focus on the global growth of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger

LVMH acquires 100% of Emilio Pucci

Jun 24, 2021 / France
The luxury giant, which since 2000 owns 67% of the historic fashion house founded in Florence in 1947, will now take full control of Emilio Pucci as it acquired the remainder shares

Weyco acquires Forsake brand

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The Milwaukee-based company announced that it acquired substantially all of the operating assets and certain liabilities of Forsake, a distributor of outdoor footwear

Fosun Fashion Group to acquire Italian shoemaker Sergio Rossi

Jun 10, 2021 / China
The global luxury fashion group FFG based in China announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Italian luxury footwear brand Sergio Rossi from Absolute Luxury Holding S.r.l., an independently-managed investment subsidiary of Investindustrial V L.P.

JD Sports is selling Sports Unlimited Retail

Jun 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
The British sports-fashion retail company is selling Sports Unlimited Retail to Iberian Sports Retail Group, its 50.02% owned subsidiary based in Spain. The deal should amount to 14 million British pounds (roughly 16.5 million euros)

Will Authentic Brands buy Reebok for 1 billion US dollars?

May 19, 2021 / United States
According to what is being reported by the New York Post, the group owning labels such as Nine West and Barney’s has made a proposal of 1 billion US dollars to acquire the sports brand from the adidas portfolio

Alpargatas to acquire Ioasys

May 7, 2021 / Brazil
Alpargatas informed the market about the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with binding effect, with the partners of Ioasys for the acquisition of 100% of its capital

VF is selling the occupational portion of its work segment

Apr 30, 2021 / United States
A global player of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, VF Corporation, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the occupational portion of its work segment to a subsidiary of Redwood Capital Investments, LLC, an holding company
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