World Footwear


American Exchange Group acquires footwear brand Island Surf Company

Jul 10, 2024 / United States
The US-based group has announced the acquisition of the nautically inspired footwear brand Island Surf Company, which will now become a division of White Mountain

Saks Fifth Avenue owner to acquire Neiman Marcus

Jul 5, 2024 / United States
HBC, the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Neiman Marcus Group, owner of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, in a deal valued at 2.65 billion USD

ABG confirms the acquisition of Champion

Jun 6, 2024 / United States
Authentic Brands Group has further expanded its portfolio by signing a definitive agreement to acquire the Champion Athleticwear brand and business from HanesBrands

LVMH increases its stake in the Spanish tannery Riba Guixà

Jun 5, 2024 / France
LVMH’s Métiers d’Art has signed an agreement to increase its stake in Riba Guixà, the Spanish tannery renowned for its expertise in tanning Enterfino lambskin

Theo Henkelman Footwear acquires Bullboxer European trademark rights

May 17, 2024 / Germany
The Dutch footwear group Theo Henkelman Footwear has acquired the European trademark rights to the Bullboxer brand from The Unlimited Footwear Group, which went into bankruptcy earlier this year

Shein eyes acquisition of Topshop

Apr 29, 2024 / United Kingdom
According to The Sunday Times, Topshop’s owner, Asos, has reportedly attracted interest from several prominent retail companies, including the Chinese fast-fashion giant Shein

JD Sports announces acquisition of Hibbett

Apr 26, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British sports retailer has proposed to buy the US sportswear retailer Hibbett for around 1.08 billion USD. The move will allow JD Sports to expand its business in the North American country

US regulator moves to block Tapestry’s acquisition of Capri

Apr 25, 2024 / United States
The Federal Trade Commission (FCT) has filed a lawsuit to block the merger of luxury fashion conglomerates Tapestry and Capri Holdings, arguing that it would lead to higher prices for US consumers

Capri Holdings acquires the Italian shoemaker Sicla

Apr 10, 2024 / United States
The US-based conglomerate has signed an agreement to buy Sicla, the Tuscan shoemaker known for producing some of its Jimmy Choo’s collections. The move is designed to strengthen Capri’s manufacturing capabilities

Authentic Brands Group agrees to buy Champion

Apr 8, 2024 / United States
The New York-based brand management company has reached an informal agreement to buy the Champion label from HanesBrands for a little more than 1 billion US dollars

Fashion group OTB acquires Italian shoe supplier Calzaturificio Stephen

Mar 27, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based group, owner of fashion brands such as Margiela, Jil Sander, Marni, Viktor&Rolf and Diesel, has acquired a majority stake in luxury footwear manufacturer Calzaturificio Stephen

Shoe Carnival Acquires Rogan’s Shoes

Feb 15, 2024 / United States
The US-based retailer has announced the acquisition of the 53-year-old footwear company Rogan’s Shoes for 45 million US dollars. It has also released preliminary results for its fiscal 2023

Farfetch shareholders join forces to oppose the takeover of Coupang

Jan 30, 2024 / United Kingdom
A group of Farfetch shareholders have come together to block South Korean e-commerce firm Coupang’s impending takeover of the luxury e-tailer, citing an untransparent sales process

Minelli finds a new set of owners

Jan 26, 2024 / France
The French footwear retailer avoids liquidation by being taken over by three investors. Only a third of the workforce and less than half of the stores will be retained

Owner of Athlete’s Foot acquires Lloyd Shoes

Jan 25, 2024 / Germany
The Swiss-based Arklyz Group has added another footwear brand to its portfolio by acquiring the German Lloyd Shoes from Ara Group, with all its operating subsidiaries
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