PARIS — As one of France’s most avid game hunters, French financier Alain Dumenil invites friends a dozen times a year to stalk critters on his property in the Loire Valley. Now, as the newest name to enter the luxury fray by acquiring France Luxury Group in December, Dumenil plans to do some hunting of a different order.

His strategy entails building the upstart fashion conglomerate, with a stable of dusty brands including Jean-Louis Scherrer and Francesco Smalto, by acquiring as many as 10 brands over the next few years. Dumenil already is rumored to have his eye on the Space-Age house of Courrèges, for example. He also plans to list the company on the bourse within the next two years.

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