In July, Mayhoola for Investments, an investment vehicle backed by a private investor group from Qatar, agreed to acquire Valentino Fashion Group SpA. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Milan-based sources peg the price tag at around 700 million euros, or $907 million at current exchange.
The agreement was signed between Mayhoola and Red & Black Lux Sarl, a company indirectly controlled by Permira Funds in partnership with the Marzotto family.
Through the acquisition of VFG, Mayhoola acquires 100 percent of Valentino SpA and the M Missoni licensed business. The MCS Marlboro Classics is being carved out from VFG and will remain under the ownership of Red & Black, which will also continue its majority ownership of Hugo Boss.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)