Latest Fashion Industry Deals

Date June 2020
Buyer Boohoo Group
Target Oasis and Warehouse  
Business Highstreet fashion      
Value £5.25 million
Details Online fashion retailer Boohoo has agreed to buy the online businesses and all associated intellectual property of Oasis and Warehouse from Hilco Capital. The brand and stock of both businesses were initially bought by Hilco Capital when Oasis and Warehouse collapsed into administration in April 2020.

Date June 2020
Buyer Puig
Target Charlotte Tilbury Group
Business UK-based make-up brand       
Value Approx. £790 million
Details Barcelona based fragrance and fashion group Puig has acquired a majority stake in UK-based make-up brand Charlotte Tilbury. The deal is being described as a ‘strategic partnership’ between Puig and the brand’s founder Charlotte Tilbury who will retain a substantial minority stake whilst continuing to act as Chair, President and Chief Creative Officer. Bloomberg is reported to have valued the company at around $1bn (£790m).

Date June 2020
Buyer Brigadier Acquisition Company
Target Moss Bros
Business Menswear tailoring business    
Value £22.6 million
Details Brigadier Acquisition Company agreed to pay 22p per share in Moss Bros to take Moss Bros private in March 2020. Brigadier attempted to retract the offer and after some back and forth with the Takeover Panel as to whether the offer could be withdrawn, the Takeover Panel has ruled that Brigadier must proceed with the offer and the transaction is expected to complete this month.

Date May 2020
Buyer Boohoo Group  
Target 21Three Clothing (trades as PrettyLittleThing)
Business Web-based fast fashion retailer   
Value Initial consideration of £269.8m with potential for further consideration based on share price  
Details Online retailer Boohoo has purchased the remaining 34 per cent of its subsidiary company PrettyLittleThing, Boohoo already held a 66 per cent majority stake in the business.

Date May 2020
Buyer Fashion Ventures Limited
Target Little Black Dress
Business Womenswear marketplace  
Value Not disclosed
Details Manchester based Little Black Dress has been bought out of administration by Fashion Ventures Limited, a private investment firm in a pre-pack deal.

Date May 2020
Buyer SCP Private Equity 
Target TM Lewin  
Business British menswear brand   
Value Not disclosed
Details Private equity firm SCP has purchased TM Lewin from its current owner Bain Capital via a special purpose vehicle named Torque Brands. TM Lewin has been backed by Bain Capital since 2015. TM Lewin was founded in 1898 and currently has 66 stores in the UK.

Date March 2020
Company Inverleith LLP
Business Outdoors clothing and equipment
Value Not disclosed
Details Private equity firm Inverleith LLP has bought a majority stake in Montane. Montane is the British Mountaineering Council’s recommended clothing and pack partner.  

Date November 2019
Company Estée Lauder 
Business Beauty, skin care products  
Value Around $1.1 billion
Details Estée Lauder is acquiring two-thirds of the share capital of the owner of growing Seoul-based skin care company Dr Jart+ cosmetics, Estée Lauder already owns a minority stake in the business.

Date November 2019
Company VMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH)
Business Global luxury jeweler
Value $135 per share in cash (around £12.6bn)
Details It has been announced that LVMH and Tiffany have entered into a definitive agreement for LVMH to acquire Tiffany. The transaction is expected to close some time in 2020 subject to a number of conditions.

Date October 2019
Company Luxury Ventures (investment arm of LVMH)
Business LA based streetwear label
Value Financial details have not been disclosed.  
Details Madhappy is a two year old streetwear/loungewear brand with positive and optimistic messaging.

Date September 2019
Company Vice Media Inc.
Business American digital media and entertainment publisher
Value Undisclosed
Details Deal has been announced but is expected to close before the end of the year.  

Date September 2019
Company Kathmandu Holdings
Business Surf brand and activity wear
Value $236 million (US dollars)
Details Kathmandu Holdings (dual listed on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges) has purchased the entire issued shareholding of Rip Curl. 

Date August 2019
Company Boohoo
Business UK womenswear brands
Value £18.2 million pre-pack administration
Details Boohoo has purchased the online businesses of Karen Millen and Coast from administration as part of a pre-pack adminstration deal.

Date August 2019
Company Farfetch
Business Luxury streetwear brand
Value £556 million 
Details The Milan based holding company, New Guards Group, launched a number of luxury streetwear brands including Off-White and Palm Angels.

Date August 2019
Company Sports Direct
Business British fashion brand and retailer
Value £12.75m pre-pack administration
Details Sports Direct has purchased Jack Wills out of administration as part of a pre-pack administration deal after Bluegem Capital Partners put the retailer up for sale earlier in the year.

Date July 2019
Company Manolo Blahnik  
Business Women's footwear manufacturer  
Value Undisclosed
Details Luxury shoe brand Manolo Blahnik has purchased Calzaturificio Re Marcello, a women’s footwear manufacturer being a factory acquisition for Manolo Blahnik.

Date June 2019
Company The RealReal Inc.   
Business Online luxury reseller   
Value Raised $300 million in US IPO
Details The RealReal Inc., an internet-based apparel reseller enables consumers to buy and sell luxury items providing a platform for transactions between consumers and also verifying that the good are authentic. The IPO valued the company at $1.6 billion.   

Date June 2019
Company Revolve Group LLC
Business Online clothing company    
Value Raised $212 million in US IPO
Details Revolve enables local brands to sell bespoke clothing online.

Date June 2019
Target Grandeur Clothing
Investor Bibby Financial Services (BFS)
Business Menswear
Value £400,000
Details BFS has invested a combination of invoice and trade financing in Grandeur Clothing in support of its growth plans to widen its offering to womenswear and kidswear.

Date April 2019
Target Pretty Green 
Buyer JD Sports 
Business Fashion retailer  
Value Undisclosed
Details JD Sports has bought Pretty Green out of administration for an undisclosed sum including its brand, online and wholesale business and its flagship store in Manchester.

Date March 2019
Buyer Boohoo
Target MissPap
Business Online womenswear retailer  
Value Undisclosed
Details Boohoo Group bought the brand and intellectual property assets of MissPap for an undisclosed sum.

Date March 2019
Buyer Lewis Trust Group  
Target Mint Velvet
Business British fashion brand and retailer   
Value £100m
Details The parent company of River Island, the Lewis Trust Group, bought Mint Velvet. 

Date January 2019
Target Gabriela Hearst
Investor LVMH Luxury Ventures
Business American luxury brand dedicated to sustainability
Value Undisclosed
Details Gabriela Hearst received minority investment from LVMH Luxury Ventures.

Date January 2019
Buyer Anthesis Group
Target Made-By Ltd
Business Sustainable fashion
Value Undisclosed
Details Anthesis Group has acquired key assets of Made-By UK Ltd. Made-By UK Ltd went into liquidation in October 2018.

Date 12 November 2018
Target Proenza Schouler​
Vendor Castanea Partners
Business Women’s wear and accessories
Value Undisclosed
Details Proenza Schouler founders McCollough and Hernandez have bought out private equity house Castanea Partners and certain other existing investors with the support of a group of new private investors.

Date Announced 1 November 2018
Buyer Canada Goose Holdings Inc
Target Baffin Inc.
Business Outdoor and industrial footwear designer and manufacturer
Value 32.5 million Canadian Dollars
Details Canada Goose Holdings Inc. has acquired the designer and manufacturer of outdoor and industrial footwear for a combination of cash and share consideration. Canada Goose has indicated that Baffin will remain a stand-alone business operating out of its headquarters in Ontario.

Date 30 October 2018
Buyer Sports Direct International Plc
Target Evans Cycles
Business Cycling equipment and attire
Value £8 million
Details Sports Direct has acquired the Evans Cycles brand and certain other assets in a prepack deal after the UK retailer fell into administration.

Date Announced 22 October 2018
Buyer B&M European Value Retail S.A.
Target Paminvest SAS
Business French discount retailer Babou​
Value 91.2 million euros
Details B&M have purchased Paminvent SAS, which operates the Babou chain in cash in a deal financed through a loan facility which included the refinancing of the target’s debt.

Date 12 October 2018
Buyer Walmart Inc.
Target Bare Necessities
Business Intimates online retailer
Value Undisclosed.
Details Walmart adds Bare Necessities to its portfolio in the online fashion space. Bare Necessities will continue to operate its site and run as a standalone brand to Walmart’s other e-commerce sites.

Date 12 October 2018
Buyer Sports Direct International
Vendor Glasgow City Council as administrative authority for the Strathclyde Pension Fund
Target Frasers department store (property acquisition)
Business Department store
Value £95 million
Details Sports Direct has acquired the iconic department store in Glasgow, which houses luxury brands such as Hermes, Prada and Gucci, and reportedly intends to continue to operate the property as Frasers.

Date Announced 28 September 2018
Buyer / Investor Chanel
Target Orlebar Brown
Business Luxury swimwear brand
Value Undisclosed
Details Privately owned Chanel has acquired Orlebar Brown from a number of shareholders, including founder, Adam Brown, and private equity house Piper for an undisclosed but reportedly substantial sum. In August the fashion press reported that the company was gearing up for a £50million sale.

Date 19 September 2018
Buyer/Investor L-Gam Advisors Sarl​
Target Woolrich International
Business Outdoor clothing brand
Value Undisclosed.
Details Luxembourg investment company L-Gam Advisors Sarl has acquired a majority stake in American outdoor clothing brand Woolrich International in an investment intended to assist the target in its international expansion plans.

Date Announced 18 September 2018
Buyer / Investor Chanel
Target Montres Journe SA
Business Manufacturer of luxury time pieces
Value Undisclosed
Details Chanel has acquired a 20% stake in the Swiss company which produces high-end watches under the brand F.P. Journe in what Chanel say “is part of the desire to preserve and develop expertise and to support independent watch makers who share the same values of creation and excellence as Chanel”.

Date Announced 14 September 2018
Buyer Klarna Bank AB
Target Close Brothers Retail Finance
Business Retail finance provider
Value Undisclosed
Details Klarna has announced it has agreed to acquire Close Brothers Retail Finance from Close Brothers Group plc in a deal conditional upon obtaining approval to the change in control of the retail finance provider from the Financial Supervisory Authority of Sweden.

Date 10 September 2018
Buyer Ted Baker
Target No Ordinary Shoes Limited and No Ordinary Shoes USA LLC
Vendor Pentland Group Plc
Business Footwear retailer
Value Up to £21million (£13million on closing plus a net asset adjustment expected to be between £4-8million)
Details Ted Baker brings its UK and US footwear operations in house with the purchase of No Ordinary Shoes Limited and no Ordinary Shoes USA LLC in a deal financed by Ted Baker’s existing bank facilities.

Date 3 September 2018
Buyer The Hut Group
Target Acheson & Acheson
Business Manufacturer for prestige beauty brands
Value Between £50million - £100million​
Details Manchester based beauty tech firm, The Hut Group, has acquired beauty products manufacturer Acheson & Acheson indicating it is planning to spend a further £50million on expanding the target’s business formula in Europe and the US.

Date 10 August 2018
Buyer Sports Direct International plc
Target House of Fraser
Business Fashion Retailer
Value £90million
Details Sports Direct International plc has acquired the business and assets of House of Fraser from the administrators of House of Fraser Limited, House of Fraser (Stores) Limited and James Beattie Limited (the main operating companies of the House of Fraser Group). The assets acquired included all UK stores, the brand and the stock in the business.

Date 2 August 2018
Buyer Charlesbank Capital Partners
Target The Rockport Group
Business Fashion retailer
Value Undisclosed
Details Charlesbank Capital Partners have acquired substantially all of the assets of The Rockport Group, including the North American wholesale and e-commerce operations, all of Rockport’s international operations and retail stores, and the Aravon and Dunham brands.

Date Announced 28 August 2018
Investor Sapinda Holding B.V.
Target Naked Brand Group Limited
Business Lingerie and swimwear
Value $25million
Details Naked Brand Group Limited have announced the term sheet for a $25million strategic investment from leading European investment firm Sapinda Holding B.V., which is the owner of Italian lingerie firm La Perla. The term sheet contemplates a private placement of up to 5,000,000 newly issued ordinary shares for a price per share of US$5.00.

Date Announced 10 July 2018
Buyer/Investor Calares
Target Blowfish Malibu
Business Women’s footwear
Value Undisclosed
Details Calares, a portfolio of global footwear brands, has acquired a controlling interest in women’s footwear brand, Blowfish Malibu, which at the time of the acquisition had a trailing 12-month revenue of approximately $27 million.

Date Announced 2 July 2018
Buyer/Investor Gordon Brothers
Target Bench
Business Streetwear fashion retailer
Value Undisclosed
Details US investment firm, Gordon Brothers, has acquired the Bench brand and all related intellectual property assets out of administration. Gordon Brothers have indicated that in the short term it will focus on “re-establish the brand’s European e-commerce presence”.

Date Announced 2 July 2018
Buyer/Investor Pronovias Group
Target Nicole Fashion Group S.p.A.
Business Italian bridal wear brand
Value Undisclosed
Details Through Pronovias, private equity firm BC Partners has reached agreement to acquire European bridal fashion firm Nicole Fashion Gro, strengthening its position in the European bridal-wear sector.

Date 3 July 2018
Buyer/Investor Authentic Brands Group LLC
Vendor Nine West Holdings, Inc.
Target Nine West and Bandolina brands
Business Footwear and handbags
Value Reported over $340million​
Details American brand development and licensing company, Authentic Brands Group LLC has acquired the Nine West and Bandolino brands, including all intellectual property, licensing partnerships and marketing activities for the brands. Amongst ABG’s existing portfolio of over 33 brands Juicy Couture, Thalia, Judith Leiber and Hickey Freeman.

Date 18 June 2018
Buyer/Investor JD Sports Fashion Plc
Target The Finish Line, Inc.
Business Sportswear retailer
Value US$558 million
Details British retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc has acquired the entire issued share capital of US athletic footwear, apparel and accessories retailer, The Finish Line Inc., at a price of $13.50 per share.

Date Announced 16 June 2018
Buyer/Investor George Feldenkreis
Target Perry Ellis International Inc
Business Clothing designer and retailer
Value US$437 million
Details The target has agreed to be taken private by its founder and board member, Mr Feldenkreis, in a deal reportedly valued at approximately US$437 million. A newly formed entity controlled by Mr FeldenKreis will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the target not already beneficially owned by the Feldenkreis family for US$27.50 per share in cash.

Date Closed June 2018
Buyer/Investor Puig
Target Dries Van Noten
Business Belgian fashion brand
Value Undisclosed
Details Spanish family-owned fragrance and fashion firm Puig (owner of the Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci and Jean Paul Gualtier brands), has acquired a majority stake in Dries Van Noten. Dries Van Noten has retained a minority stake and remains the brand’s chief creative officer and Chairman of the Board.

Date June 2018
Buyer/Investor Vaultier7
Target The Modist
Business Online fashion retailer
Value $15million
Details Female-led investment fund, Vaultier7, specialist in consumer businesses in the health, beauty and lifestyle sectors has led a $15million investment round in Dubai and London based online retailer The Modist. The Modist has released a stating saying it intends to use the money to “further grow and consolidate its leading position in core markets”.

Date Announced 10 May 2018 (closing in Q3)
Buyer/Investor Canadian Tire Corp
Target Helly Hansen
Business Global brand and leader in sportswear and workwear
Value C$985 million
Canadian Tire Corporation, has agreed to acquire the Norway based company that owns and operates the Helly Hansen brands and related businesses from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, for $985 million, (which assumes approx. $50 million of operating debt, net of cash).

Date Closed 21 May 2018
Buyer/Investor CorpAcq
Target Cotton Traders Limited
Business Altrincham based casual clothing retailer
Value Undisclosed
Details Buy & build acquisitions group CorpAcq has acquired a majority stake in Cotton Traders for an undisclosed amount. Founders, former England rugby players Fran Cotton and Steve Smith, will remain on the board, whilst Jon Dorsett, CorpAcq’s investor director, will be appointed as a non-executive director.

Date Announced 14 May 2018 (closing expected to take place later this year)
Buyer/Investor Burberry Group Plc
Vendor CF&P Srl 
Business Development and manufacture of luxury leather-goods including handbags and accessories
Value Undisclosed
Details Burberry Group Plc has agreed to acquire a luxury leather-goods business from Scandicci based Italian manufacturer, and long-standing Italian partner, CF&P Srl. The acquisition includes equipment, inventory and CF&P employees, including a team of expert craftsmen.

Date Closed 4 May 2018
Buyer/Investor Fosun Industrial Holdings Limited
Target Wolford AG
Business Luxury hosiery, bras and bodywear retailer
Value Approx. EUR 12.80 per share (unconfirmed)
Details Chinese private conglomerate Fosun Industrial Holdings Limited has become the majority shareholer of Vienna listed Wolford AG, having acquired a 50.87% stake in the luxury textiles firm from the former major shareholder group.  The deal reportedly included Fosun agreeing to provide EUR 22 million of fresh equity to the target company.

Date Announced 2 May 2018 (exchanging end of June 2018)
Buyer/Investor C.banner
Target House of Fraser Group Ltd
Business Department store group in the UK and Ireland
Value Undisclosed
Details Chinese retail conglomerate C.banner, owner of iconic toy store Hamleys, is to acquire a majority (51%) stake in department store group House of Fraser from Nanjing Cenbest, House of Fraser’s parent company, together with a subscription for fresh equity. Nanjing Cenbest will remain a significant minority shareholder.

Date Announced 30 April 2018
Buyer/Investor Authentic Brands Group LLC (ABG)
Target Nautica brand
Business Iconic American lifestyle brand
Value Undisclosed 
Details ABG, a New-York based brand development, marketing and entertainment company which owns brands including Juicy Couture, Jones New York, Herve Leger and Judith Leiber, acquires the Nautica brand, including its brand marketing and licensing functions, from VF Corporation, a branded lifestyle, apparel, footwear and accessories company listed on the NYSE

Date Announced 30 April 2018 (closing 30 June 2018)
Buyer/Investor Amer Sports Corporation
Target Peak Performance brand
Business Swedish premium performance outerwear and streetwear brand
Value DKK 1.9 billion (approximately £225 million)
Details Amer Sports Corporation, a sporting goods company listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange, has agreed to acquire Peak Performance, a Swedish premium performance outerwear and streetwear brand, from IC Group, a Danish-listed brand portfolio company

Date Announced 30 April 2018 (closing expected to take place in the second half of 2019)
Buyer/Investor Sainsbury’s
Target Asda Group Limited
Business Grocery, general merchandise and clothing retail group
Value £7.3 billion
Details Sainsbury’s and Walmart Inc., the parent company of Asda Group Limited, have announced an agreement to merge (subject to competition authority approvals), with Sainsbury’s set to acquire a majority stake in Asda, in a deal which is predicted to change the landscape of the UK’s value clothing retailers

Date February 2018
Buyer/Investor Boi Trading Company
Target Juice Corporation
Business Manchester-based importer, wholesaler and distributor of fashion brands and owner of fashion labels including Gabicci, Joe Bloggs and Elizabeth Emanuel
Value Undisclosed
Details Boi Trading Company buys Juice Corporation out of administration. Boi Trading Company is a Manchester-based brand house and distributor.

Date February 2018
Buyer/Investor Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) Group
Target Berwin & Berwin
Business Manufacturer and distributor of men’s tailoring
Value Undisclosed
Details EWM Group buys Berwin & Berwin out of administration. EWM Group purchased Austin Reed in November 2016 and Jaegar in March 2017, Berwin & Berwin having been the main supplier of both.

Date 31 January 2018
Buyer/Investor JD Sports Fashion Plc
Target Sport Zone
Business Multi-branded sports retailer (Portugal / Spain) of apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment
Value Cash of c.€7.1m, consideration shares comprising a 30% shareholding in JD Sprinter Holdings 2010 S.L. (“JDSH”, JD’s existing Iberian business) and contingent consideration of up to €23.5m payable by JDSH based on value creation
​Details JD Sports Fashion acquired Iberian sports retailer Sport Zone with unconditional clearance from the European Commission.

Date January 2018
Buyer/Investor Eisha Bharati Pasricha
Target Fyodor Golan​
Business London-based luxe-sports womenswear label
Value Undisclosed
Details Fashion investor Eisha Bharati Pasricha has acquired a “significant minority stake” in Fyodor Golan.

Date January 2018
Buyer/Investor  Foot Locker, Inc.
Target Carbon38
Business Women’s luxury active wear apparel company
Value $15 million
Details Foot Locker, Inc. an athletic retailer has made an investment in Carbon 38 in a Series A funding round.

Date January 2018
Buyer/Investor Yu Capital
Target Mary Katrantzou
Business Designer fashion label
Value Undisclosed
Details Wendy Yu has acquired a minority stake in designer fashion label Mary Katrantzou.

Date December 2017   
Buyer/Investor Exquisite Apparel
Target  Crew Clothing     
Business   British lifestyle apparel clothing
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Private equity firm Livingbridge sold its 25% stake in Crew Clothing to Exquisite Apparel, a US Clothing Manufacturer.

Date December 2017
Buyer/Investor L Catterton  
Target  Ganni
Business   Danish fashion label
Value   Undisclosed
Details  Private equity firm L Catterton has acquired a 51% stake in Ganni, the Danish mid-market label.

Date November 2017
Buyer/Investor VF Corporation
Target  Icebreaker Holdings Ltd
Business   Men, women and children apparel  
Value   Undisclosed
Details   VF corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the winter brand Icebreaker, a new Zealand based brand which focuses on apparel made from Merino wool, plant-based fibres and recycled fibres and is expected to complete in early 2018.   

Date November 2017
Buyer/Investor The Foschini Group                        
Target  Hobbs
Business  British clothing brand   
Value   Undisclosed sum
Details   South African retailer, TFG, has purchased Hobbs Limited from private equity group 3i. TFG has previously purchased womenswear retailers Whistles, Phase Eight and Damsel in a Dress.

Date November 2017
Buyer/Investor New York & Company  
Target  Assets of Fashion to Figure  
Business   US based retailer of plus-size fashion  
Value   $1,400,000
Details   TFT Acquisition LLC will acquire the assets (including the intellectual property rights) of the Fashion to Figure brand and such will then be acquired by New York & Company as part of an ongoing reorganisation.

Date November 2017
Buyer/Investor Neo Investment Partners   
Target  Victoria Beckham Limited   
Business   Luxury clothing, accessories, footwear and eyewear  
Value   £30,000,000
Details   Neo Partners Limited has invested £30,000,000 in Victoria Beckham Limited taking a minority stake in the company which valued the target at £100,000,000.

Date October 2017   
Buyer/Investor Long Tall Sally
Target  Pretty Tall    
Business   Women’s fashion
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Long Tall Sally has acquired Dutch retailer Pretty Tall, both brands focusing on fashion and footwear for tall women.

Date October 2017
Buyer/Investor Helly Hansen
Target  Musto
Business   Specialist sailing and country apparel brand
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Helly Hansen is to acquire Musto from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders  

Date October 2017
Buyer/Investor The Carlyle Group
Target  Supreme
Business   Skater-inflected label
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Founder of supreme, James Jebbia has sold a stake in the ‘streetwear’ company to the private equity firm The Carlyle Group

Date October 2017
Buyer/Investor L Catterton
Target  Caro Cuore
Business   Argentinian lingerie and fashion brand
Value   Undisclosed
Details   L Catterton has joined with other investors to acquire Caro Cuore in Argentina

Date September 2017   
Buyer/Investor Marquee Brands
Target  BCBG brands  
Business   Women’s fashion
Value    US$108m
Details   Brands including BCBGMaxAzria, BCBGeneration and Herve Leger acquired from BCBG Max Azria Global Holdings

Date August 2017   
Buyer/Investor Marquee Brands
Target  BCBG brands  
Business   Women’s fashion
Value    US$108m
Details   Brands including BCBGMaxAzria, BCBGeneration and Herve Leger acquired from BCBG Max Azria Global Holdings

Date August 2017
Buyer/Investor BasicNet S.p.A        
Target  Sebago brand
Business   Nautical footwear and clothing   
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Wolverine Worldwide sells to Italian corporation

Date August 2017
Buyer/Investor Aldo
Target  Camuto Group
Business   Footwear and accessories
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Canadian footwear company confirms the Camuto family will continue to own and operate the Camuto apparel business.

Date August 2017
Buyer/Investor RZC Investments    
Target  Rapha
Business   Cycling lifestyle brand
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Private equity firm run by heirs to Walmart fortune, Steuart and Tom Walton, acquires a majority stake in British brand.

Date August 2017
Buyer/Investor Old Mutual Global Investors
Target  The Hut Group
Business   Online retailer
Value   £125m
Details   A further funding round values the online business at £2.5b.

Date August 2017
Buyer/Investor Temasek
Target  Stone Island
Business   Fashion retailer
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund acquires 30% stake complementing investments in Farfetch, Moncler and Dufry

Date August 2017
Buyer/Investor MK Direct    
Target  Envie de Fraise
Business   Maternity clothing
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Eurazeo portfolio company acquires private equity backed Paris based brand

Date July 2017          
Buyer/Investor Michael Kors
Target  Jimmy Choo
Business   Luxury footwear and accessories
Value   US$1.2bn
Details   Exit for JAB Luxury the investment arm of Germany’s billionaire Reimann family.

Date July 2017
Buyer/Investor IPO
Target  Quiz
Business   Fashion label
Value   £200m
Details   Listing an AIM raises £102m, of which £10m goes to the company.

Date July 2017
Buyer/Investor BC Partners
Target  Pronovias
Business   Bridalwear
Value   €550m
Details   Founder and owner Alberto Palatchi will retain a minority stake.

Date June 2017   
Buyer/Investor Great Hill Partners  
Target  The Real Real             
Business   Online luxury consignment store
Value    US$50m
Details   Latest investment brings funds raised to $173m.

Date June 2017
Buyer/Investor Wal-Mart
Target  Bonobos                   
Business   Menswear brand
Value   US$310m
Details   US giant acquires digital first brand.

Date June 2017         
Buyer/Investor Burda Principal Investments (lead investor)           
Target  M. Gemi
Business   Footwear
Value   US$16m
Details   Existing investors participate in series C round bringing funds raised to $47m.

Date June 2017
Buyer/Investor Alibaba Group Holding Ltd  
Target  Lazarda Group SA
Business   Online mall
Value   US$1bn
Details   Chinese e-commerce leader invests another $1bn to buy out fellow shareholders, with only management and Temasek Holdings remaining as shareholders.

Date June 2017
Buyer/Investor Lucy Litwack
Target  Coco de Mer
Business   Lingerie brand
Value   £5m
Details   Managing director buys brand with backing from Swiss investor.

Date June 2017
Target  Farfetch
Business   Online luxury marketplace
Value   US$397m
Details   China’s largest retailer invests to bring platform to Chinese market and becomes one of the largest shareholders.

Date June 2017
Buyer/Investor Pembroke VCT
Target  Alexa Chung 
Business   Women’s fashion brand
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Investment in eponymous label.

Date June 2017
Buyer/Investor Crowd Funding
Target  The Chapar
Business   Online menswear concierge  
Value   £1.3m
Details   Fundraising on Crowdcube exceeds £1m target.

Date June 2017
Buyer/Investor Rockpool Investments        
Target  Cotswold Collections
Business   Mature women’s fashion brand
Value   Undisclosed
Details   New investment funds management buyout.

Date June 2017
Buyer/Investor Middle East Venture Partners (lead investor)
Target  ModaCruz
Business   Pre-owned women’s fashion etailer
Value   US$2m
Details   Series B funding included Yemeksepeti, CEO Nevzat Aydin and Hummingbird as investors.

Date May 2017
Buyer/Investor Livingbridge
Target  In The Style  
Business   Online fashion retailer
Value   Undisclosed
Details   This latest investment builds on previous deals with FatFace and Crew Clothing.

Date May 2017          
Buyer/Investor Coach Inc    
Target  Kate Spade & Company
Business   Handbag and accessories designer
Value   US$2.4bn
Details   Acquisition for cash.

Date May 2017
Buyer/Investor Webster Capital       
Target  Matilda Jane Clothing
Business   Girls and women apparel
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Secondary buyout from CID Capital.

Date May 2017
Buyer/Investor The Foschini Group
Target  Retail Apparel Group
Business   Apparel retailer
Value   US$226m
Details   Navis Capital sells to South African listed group.

Date May 2017          
Buyer/Investor Charles S. Cohen
Target  Harrys of London
Business   Handmade designer footwear
Value   Undisclosed
Details   New York based entrepreneur buys from shareholders led by US private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners.

Date May 2017
Buyer/Investor Harold Tillman led consortium
Target  Style Group Brands
Business   Fashion retail group
Value   Undisclosed
Details   Owner of Jacques Vert, Precis, Eastex and Windsmoor brands sold in pre-pack deal.

Date  May 2017   
Buyer/Investor Total Capital
Target  Weird Fish  
Business   Casual lifestyle clothing
Value    Undisclosed
Details   A secondary buyout from Piper Private Equity.  Total Capital will hold a 70% interest with management who are reinvesting.

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  L Catterton
Target  Maaji
Business  Beachwear brand
Value  Undisclosed
Details  LVMH backed private equity firm buys controlling stake in leading Colombian brand from co-founder Manuela and Amalia Sierra, to merge with Australian Seafolly brand.

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  Adastria
Target  Velvet
Business  Contemporary apparel
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Japanese multi brand company acquires California based business..

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  CVC
Target  Breitling
Business  Luxury watches
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Private equity firm acquires 80%, subject to regulatory approval, reported to be for US$670m. Former majority owner, Theodore Schneider will retain a 20% stake.

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  Authentic Brands Group
Target  Frye
Business  Footwear brand
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Addition to ABG portfolio of a 51% stake in one of the oldest footwear brands in the US, acquired from Global Brands Group Holding.

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  LVMH
Target  Dior
Business  Couture brand
Value  Transaction values the couture brand at €6.5bn
Details  Transaction consolidates ownership of the couture business in LVMH which operates the fragrance and cosmetics part of the brand.

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  Sports Direct
Target  Bob’s Stores & Eastern Mountain Sports
Business  Footwear, clothing & paddleboards
Value  US$ 101m
Details  Acquisition of debt from parent Eastern Outfitters in Chapter 11 gives 50 outlets for Sports Direct.

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  Fanatics
Target  Majestic and other licensed sports brands
Business  Apparel and fanware
Value  Undisclosed
Details  VF Corp continues its overhaul of its brand portfolio.

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  L Catterton
Target  Mizzen + Main
Business  Menswear
Value  Undisclosed
Details  American made menswear label receives development capital

Date  April 2017
Buyer/Investor  Alex Apparel
Target  SL Fashions Group
Business  Womenswear
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Atlantic Street Group portfolio company buys New York based SL Fashions.which designs and distributes under the SL, JR Nites and Ignite brand names.

Date  March 2017
Buyer/Investor  Four Marketing
Target  Agent Provocateur
Business  Lingerie retailer
Value  £25m
Details  3i sells through a pre-pack administration deal to buyer part owned by Mike Ashley.    

Date March 2017
Buyer/Investor Endurance Partners
Target  Tuc Tuc
Business   Children’s clothing
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Barcelona based private equity house acquires a majority stake in Spanish business.

Date March 2017
Buyer/Investor Jining Ruyi Investment Company
Target  Aquascutum
Business   Clothing brand
Value    £95m
Details   British brand sold by Hong Kong listed YGM Trading to a member of the China Shandong Ruyi Technology Group.

Date March 2017
Buyer/Investor IPO Endurance Partners
Target  Canada Goose
Business   Arctic luxury brand
Value    US$ 225m new money raised
Details   IPO pricing valued company at US$1.2bn on listing.

Date March 2017
Buyer/Investor PVH Corporation
Target  True & Co
Business  Intimate apparel
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Acquisition will fit well with other PVH brands, eg Calvin Klein, which have extensive underwear lines.  Sellers include a number of private equity houses.

Date March 2017
Buyer/Investor Sentinel Capital Partners
Target  Cabi Holdings Co LLC
Business  Women’s clothing retailer
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Retailer sells through a network of 3,500 independent stylists.

Date March 2017
Buyer/Investor IPO
Target  J Jill
Business  Women’s apparel retailer
Value Listing price values the company at cUS$568m
Details No proceeds are going to the company.  Owner TowerBrook is selling shares in the IPO but will retain more than a 50% holding in the stock.

Date March 2017
Target  ModCloth
Business   Women’s clothing retailer
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Walmart owned Jet buys retailer known for selling offbeat apparel.

Date March 2017
Buyer/Investor Endless
Target  Jones the Bootmaker
Business   Footwear retailer
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Private equity house acquires 72 out of 97 high street stores in pre-pack administration transaction for a reported £10.5m.

Date March 2017
Buyer/Investor Four Holdings
Target  Oki-ni
Business   Luxury menswear online platform
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Acquisition comes swiftly after purchase of Agent Provocateur.

Date February 2017
Buyer/Investor Sycamore Partners
Target  The Limited
Business   Women’s apparel retailer
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Private equity firm buys the brand and IP related assets in competitive auction as part of the bankruptcy process of The Limited.

Date February 2017
Buyer/Investor The Carlyle Group
Target Golden Goose
Business Luxury sneakers
Value €400m
Details Private equity firm acquires Italian business from sellers including Ergon Capital and Italian family conglomerate Zingago Holding.

Date February 2017
Buyer/Investor Excalibur Group
Business Flash sale retailer
Value Undisclosed
Details Private equity owned Excalibur adds to current websites Wowcher and LivingSocialUK

Date February 2017
Buyer/Investor Crescent Capital Partners
Target Tigerlily
Business Swimwear brand
Value AUD 60m
Details Ongoing non-core brand disposal by Billabong

Date February 2017
Buyer/Investor Carter’s Inc
Target Skip Hop Holdings
Business Baby and young children brand
Value $140m
Details Private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners sells to owner of Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands

Date February 2017
Buyer/Investor The Foschini Group
Target Damsel in a Dress
Business Premium womenswear brand
Value Undisclosed
Details Addition to portfolio of UK brands including Whistles, Studio 8 and Phase Eight

Date February 2017
Buyer/Investor Boohoo
Target Nasty Gal
Business Young womens fashion brand
Value $20m
Details AIM – listed Boohoo wins US bankruptcy auction to acquire brand 

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Luxottica
Target Oticas Carol
Business Eyewear retail chain  
Value €110m
Details Acquisition of Brazilian franchise operated chain with 950 stores

Date January 2017
Target ShoeBuy
Business Online footwear retailer
Value $70m
Details Walmart owned Jet buys form NASDAQ listed InterActive Corp  

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor  Callaway Golf
Target Ogio International
Business Golf apparel
Value $75.5m

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Nord Holdings
Target Olsen   
Business Womenswear brand   
Value Undisclosed
Details German private equity firm acquires one of Germany’s best known mid-range brands  

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Gildan Activewear Inc
Target American Apparel
Business Fashion brand
Value $88m
Details Gildan wins bankruptcy auction for brand and certain assets of American Apparel  

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor McCubbin Hoisery
Target Robeez
Business Baby and toddler footwear brand
Value Undisclosed
Details Acquisition form Stride Rite, a subsidiary of Wolverine World Wide inc

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Nine West Holdings Inc
Target Kasper Group
Business Womens sportswear
Value Undisclosed

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Critical Point Capital
Target Jack Rabbit
Business Running gear stores
Value Undisclosed

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Steve Madden
Target Schwarz & Benjamin
Business Footwear design
Value Undisclosed

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Beringea (lead investor)
Target My 1st Years
Business Personalised babywear
Value £5m
Details Other investors in the UK retailer include Hargreave Hale

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Forerunner Ventures (lead investor)
Target Stadium Goods
Business Luxury sneakers
Value $4.6m
Details Other investors in the website and 2 New York stores business include The Cherwin Group

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Tonker Suleyman
Target Finery
Business British womenswear label
Value Undisclosed
Details Dragon’s Den star’s other investments include Hawes & Curtis and Guest

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Vitruvian Partners (lead investor)
Target Vestiaire Collective
Business pre-owned luxury fashion marketplace  
Value €58m
Details Other investors include Eurazeo and Idinvest Partners bringing total funds raised  to €116m

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor NEJ Inc
Target Bills Khakis
Business Premium men’s sportswear
Value Undisclosed
Details NEJ buys out Source Capital which partnered on the acquisition with NEJ in 2015

Date January 2017
Buyer/Investor Palamon Capital Partners
Target Happy Socks
Business Socks
Value Undisclosed
Details Acquisition of a majority stake from Scope Growth III values Swedish brand at £67m. 

Date December 2016
Buyer/Investor Fidelity Management & Research (lead investor)
Target Rent the Runway
Business Designer fashion hire
Value $60m
Details Other investors include existing investors Technology Crossover Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Advance Publications. Total invested in the company has reached $190m.

Date December 2016
Buyer/Investor Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Target Dunlop
Business Sportswear brand
Value $137m
Details Japanese buyer (originally called Dunlop Rubber Company)  already owns rights to the Dunlop brand

Date December 2016     
Buyer/Investor Crowdfunded
Target Bluebella
Business UK lingerie brand
Value £1m
Details More than 7,000 investors help UK business to beat funding target.   

Date December 2016     
Buyer/Investor  Boohoo
Target Pretty Little Thing
Business Young fashion brand
Value £3.3m
Details Acquisition of 60% stake.

Date December 2016     
Buyer/Investor Gangtai Group
Target Buccellati
Business Jewellery
Value c$200m
Details Chinese conglomerate acquires 85% stake in Italian business from Clessidra Capital Partners and family ownership

Date December 2016     
Buyer/Investor  Warburg Pincus
Target Gabriel Brothers
Business Fashion and home retailer
Value Undisclosed
Details Secondary buyout from Alvarez and Marsal Capital of US chain trading under Gabe’s and Rugged Warehouse brands    

Date December 2016     
Buyer/Investor Brentwood Associates
Target SAXX Underwear 
Business Mens underwear
Value c$50m
Details Acquisition of a minority stake in Canadian based business

Date December 2016     
Buyer/Investor Kalaari Capital (lead investor)
Target StalkBuyLove
Business Online retailer
Value INR 410m
Details Series A funding for women’s clothing and accessories etailer.  Other investors include Asian E-Commerce Alliance, Asian Venture Group, Kabs Ventures and Singularity  Ventures

Date December 2016     
Buyer/Investor 21st Century Fox (lead investor)
Target Osterhout Design Group
Business Wearable technology (glasses)
Value $58m
Details Series A funding which values the company at $258m.  Other investors include Shenzhen O-film Tech; Vanfund Urban Investment & Development

Date December 2016     
Buyer/Investor  Calares Inc
Target Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp
Business Footwear brand
Value $255m
Details Exit for private equity firm Brentwood Associates 

Date November 2016
Buyer/Investor Cherokee Inc
Target Hi-Tec Sports
Business Footwear brand
Value $96m  

Date November 2016
Buyer/Investor MHS Capital (lead investor)
Target Garmentory
Business curated online market place
Value $2m
Details Investment round with participation form existing investor Founder’s Co-op.

Date November 2016
Buyer/Investor  Longwater Opportunities
Target Fox River Mills
Business Knitted socks & handwear
Value Undisclosed
Details Company’s family owners sell out.

Date November 2016
Buyer/Investor  Marquee Brands
Target Body Glove
Business Outdoor sports brand
Value Undisclosed
Details Acquisition of a majority interest from Neuberger Berman.

Date November 2016
Buyer/Investor JD Sports Fashion
Target Go Outdoors
Business Outdoor clothing retailer
Value £112m
Details Private equity investor YFM Equity makes 40x money on the sale

Date October 2016
Buyer/Investor Rockpool
Target Knomo
Business British bag brand
Value £3m
Details Expansion capital for UK business

Date October 2016     
Buyer/Investor Permira
Target Schustermann & Borenstein  
Business   Fashion retailer
Value    Undisclosed
Details   Acquisition of a majority stake

Date  October 2016
Buyer/Investor Baring Private Equity Asia
Target  Cath Kidston
Business  Lifestyle brand retailer
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Existing Chinese backers acquire stake of TA Associates to become controlling majority shareholder

Date October 2016
Buyer/Investor Ermenegildo Zegna Group
Target  Bonotto SpA
Business  Luxury textile manufacturer
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Italian luxury fashion house acquires a 60% stake in business with sales of more than €30million.  Bonotto family retains 40%

Date October 2016
Buyer/Investor  LVMH
Target  Rimowa
Business  premium luggage manufacturer
Value  €640million
Details  Luxury conglomerate acquires 80% stake in German manufacturer with Dieter Morszeck retaining 20&% and remaining co-CEO  

Date October 2016
Buyer/Investor Led by The Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund with existing investors, Golden Gate Ventures and MindWorks Ventures
Target  Grana
Business  Ecommerce brand
Value  $10million
Details  Series A funding for Hong Kong based fashion start up

Date September 2016
Buyer/Investor  Black Toro Capital
Target  Marypaz
Business  Women’s shoe retailer
Value  €30million
Details  Mid-market investor acquires 60% stake in Spanish-based retailer 

Date September 2016
Buyer/Investor IPO
Target  Aritzia
Business  Women’s fashion retailer
Value  C$400million
Details  Toronto Stock Exchange listing raises capital at the top of the expected range   

Date September 2016
Buyer/Investor Union Lifestyle Limited
Target  Jack Wills
Business  Fashion retailer
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Vehicle owned by CEO Peter Williams and BlueGem Capital Partners acquires 100% of Jack Wills giving an exit for investment firm Inflexion 

Date September 2016
Buyer/Investor Rahul Kakar 
Target  East
Business  Womenswear retailer
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Owner Fabinda sells 80% stake to New York based investor

Date September 2016
Buyer/Investor AMS Industries
Target  Tara Jamon
Business  Fashion label
Value  Undisclosed
Details  French label generating sales over £100million sold by founders Tara and David Jamon

Date September 2016
Buyer/Investor Led by Hubert Burda Media, with additional support from existing investors including Index Ventures, Industry Ventures, and Eight Roads Ventures. 
Business  Online marketplace
Value  £21million
Details  German publisher leads Series E funding which brings investment to date to around the £60million mark 

Date September 2016
Buyer/Investor CCMP Capital Advisors
Target  Badger Sportswear
Business  Sports and athletic wear
Value  Undisclosed
Details Investment firm takes a majority stake with founders Jerry and Bill Carr continuing as shareholders 

Date August 2016
Buyer/Investor TriStyle
Target  Long Tall Sally
Business  Fashion retailer for tall women
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Amery Capital exists to German direct fashion retailer backed by Equistone Partners Europe 

Date  August 2016
Buyer/Investor  Wal-mart 
Business  Ecommerce site
Value  $3.3 billion
Details  Wal-mart builds online presence after recently selling its stake in Chinese ecommerce company Yihaodian to  

Date August 2016
Buyer/Investor  Trendy Capital 
Target  Eveden Huit
Business  Lingerie retailer
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Japanese firm Wacoal, the latest owner of French retailer beset with financial difficulties, sells to owner of nightwear brand, Canat

Date August 2016
Buyer/Investor  Montefiore Investment 
Target  Isabel Marant brand
Business  Womenswear brand
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Isabel Marant sells 51% stake to investment firm making first fashion acquisition  

Date August 2016
Buyer/Investor  Mayhoola Investments
Target  Forall Confezioni  
Business  Menswear label Pal Zileri
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Qatari investment fund acquires remaining 35% not already owned by it

Date August 2016
Buyer/Investor  Signa Retail
Target  Dress-for-less  
Business  Online retailer
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Owner of department store Karstadt and Kadewe Group acquires online retailer with a presence in 13 countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and the UK

Date August 2016
Buyer/Investor  L Catterton
Target  Hanna Andersson  
Business  Childrenswear
Value   Undisclosed
Details  Secondary buyout from investment firm Sun Capital Partners

Date August 2016
Buyer/Investor  Foresight Group (lead investor)
Target  The Idle Man
Business  Online menswear retailer
Value  £1.4 million
Details  Latest funding round includes Peter Mullen, founder of Thomas Pink and other angel investors brings total funding to £3.5 million

Date August 2016
Buyer/Investor  Investor round
Target  Outfittery 
Business  Curated shopping service
Value  $22 million
Details  New investors Octopus Ventures and U Start Club join round supported by existing investors 

Date July 2016
Buyer/Investor 21 Investimenti
Target  Phillipe Model
Business  High-end trainer brand 
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Italian investment firm acquires 70% stake in the company founded by Paolo Gambato in 2008

Date July 2016
Buyer/Investor  Activa Capital
Target   Atlas for Men 
Business  Men’s and women’s clothing
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Investment firm acquires French business

Date July 2016
Buyer/Investor Thom Europe
Target  Stroili
Business  Jewellery brand
Value  Undisclosed
Details  Italian jewellery brand sold by a consortium of investors led by Investindustrial and L Catterton in a deal valuing Stroili at €300m.  Thom Europe is the number one jewellery retailer in France

Date July 2016
Buyer/Investor G-III Apparel Group
Target  Donna Karran International
Business  Womenswear fashion brand
Value  $650 million
Details  Sale by LVMH of loss-making fashion brand