MILAN — Moncler’s second attempt at an initial public offering is taking shape.
A well-placed industry source said the Italian brand has chosen a pool of banks including Bank of America Corp., Mediobanca, Banca Imi, J.P. Morgan and UBS to manage the IPO. “This is what [chairman and chief executive officer] Remo Ruffini has always wanted to do. They’ve been ready for four years,” said the source.
Another source confirmed that Moncler “is just waiting for the right window.”
Moncler shelved its IPO in summer 2011, but Ruffini has repeatedly said a listing remains the company’s goal — an objective confirmed in March as parent company Eurazeo identified this as the most likely exit method either at the end of this year or in early 2014.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive