By and and  on April 1, 2010

LONDON — Compagnie Financière Richemont SA took a bigger step into the e-commerce arena Thursday with the purchase of the remaining 67 percent of, the online fashion retailer. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the deal values all of Net-a-porter at 350 million pounds, or $532 million at current exchange.

Richemont, which already held a 33 percent stake in Net-a-porter and preemptive rights to purchase the remaining shares, said Thursday the site would be managed as an independent entity, just like Richemont’s other brands, which include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Dunhill.

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