Date: January 2021 Buyer: Purepay Retail Limited (“Purepay”) Target: The Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Duvetco Limited (Ponden Home) (in administration) Business: Knitwear and homeware retailer Value: Undisclosed Details: The joint administrators to clothing retailer The Edinburgh Woollen Mill and sister brand Duvetco Limited (Ponden Home) have completed the sale of the businesses to Purepay. Purepay is a subsidiary of secured creditor and parent company Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) Group and is backed by an international investor consortium. The sale has secured approximately 1,453 jobs and 246 stores. Purepay will operate the 246 stores under licence from across both brands and the remaining stores have been permanently closed.
Date: January 2021 Buyer: Marks & Spencer (“M&S”) Target: Jaeger (in administration) Business: Traditional high-quality womenswear and menswear Value: Reportedly around £5 million Details: M&S have purchased collapsed fashion brand Jaeger from administrators, FRP Advisory. Jaeger went into administration in November 2020 following hampered business performance resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. M&S have reported that the acquisition is part of its strategy to turbocharge online growth by selling complementary third-party brands as part of its Never The Same Again programme.
Date: January 2021 Buyer: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”) Target: Tiffany and Co. Business: Global luxury jewellery and specialty retailer Value: 15.8 billion dollars Details: LVMH has completed its acquisition of global luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co. for a purchase price of $131.50 per share. The acquisition will transform LVMH’s watches and jewellery division. LVMH has already announced several new leadership appointments at Tiffany.
Date: January 2021 Buyer: JD Sports Target: Wellgosh Business: Independent menswear retailer Value: Undisclosed Details: Wellgosh is an independent menswear retailer based in Leicester. Wellgosh is the latest brand to be added to JD Sports’ growing portfolio.
Date: January 2021 Buyer: Frasers Group (owner of Sports Direct, House of Fraser etc) Target: Psyche Business: Luxury fashion retailer Value: Undisclosed Details: Middlesbrough based business, Psyche has become a part of the Mike Ashley retail empire after a buyout deal was agreed for both the Psyche retailer stores and online operations. The luxury fashion boutique hosts more than 200 high-end brands for men, women and children.
Date: December 2020 Buyer: JD Sports Fashion PLC Target: Shoe Palace Business: US footwear retailer Value: $325million Details: UK-based sportswear retailer, JD Sports has continued with its US expansion by acquiring California based Shoe Palace, giving the brand a stronger presence on the West Coast. In a statement JD Sports has said that the deal with the family-owned business would “strengthen its connection with Hispanic and Latino consumers who represent a significant proportion of Shoe Palace’s customer base.”
Date: September 2020 Buyer: Next Plc Target: Victoria’s Secret Business: High street fashion Value: Not disclosed Details: Next Plc acquired a majority stake (51%) in Victoria Secret’s UK business under a newly formed joint venture.
Date: June 2020 Buyer: Boohoo Group Target: Oasis and Warehouse Business: High street 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: Approximately £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 Details: 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 approximately $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: Approximately 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 Buyer/Investor: JD.com 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: 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 Buyer/Investor: Jet.com 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 Target: Secretsales.com 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 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: 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. Target: Notonthehighstreet.com 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 Target: Jet.com Business: Ecommerce site Value: $3.3 billion Details: Wal-mart builds online presence after recently selling its stake in Chinese ecommerce company Yihaodian to JD.com.
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.
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