By  on May 20, 2014

MILAN — A big question mark continues to hover over the future ownership of the Roberto Cavalli brand.
After months of speculation that a deal with private equity fund Permira was in the works, the Milano Finanza newspaper on Tuesday reported that talks have “formally” fallen through. However, market sources are not taking such a definitive stance and said the discussions have hit a number of stumbling blocks –mainly the valuation of the fashion house--and that the glitch may be temporary. 


The price tag also was an issue in August 2009, when the designer suddenly abandoned plans to sell a 30 percent stake in his business to Italian private equity firm Clessidra SGR SpA after lengthy discussions. In any case, sources say Cavalli continues to be looking at potential investors.

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