Date: October 2019 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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 Buyer: 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.
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