PARIS — Paris-based investment firm Impala quietly took a majority stake in the French lingerie company Maison Lejaby earlier this month.


“The support of Impala enables Maison Lejaby to sustain and develop its brand project — French couture spirit in lingerie and swimwear — to increase its international footprint, to build a strong brand image and develop its distribution network,” the companies said in a joint statement.


A spokesperson for Impala declined to give the amount of the investment.


Founded by Jacques Veyrat, Impala has also invested in Pull-in, another French underwear brand.


Maison Lejaby chief executive officer Alain Prost tapped lingerie veteran Ivana Nonnis earlier this year to take up the newly created position of U.S. manager, in a bid to grow the company’s American business, as reported.

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