MILAN — Is Mayhoola for Investments eyeing Missoni? According to a report by Mergermarket, the Qatari fund is studying the Italian luxury fashion firm to continue to actively build their fashion, retail and real estate portfolio in Europe. Last week, the investment vehicle, which is backed by a private investor group from Qatar, acquired a majority stake in Forall Confezioni SpA, which produces Pal Zileri and also holds licenses for Moschino and Cerruti 1881. Mayhoola also owns the Valentino brand and is a minority shareholder in the Anya Hindmarch accessories brand.
However, it is understood that the Missoni family is not looking to sell the namesake brand. Alberto Piantoni, ceo of the firm, told WWD this month that “the family wants to retain total control of the brand.”