By  on December 14, 2018

MILAN — Merger and acquisition talk around the Roberto Cavalli brand is heating up.

According to market sources, around 10 “interested parties” have made contact with Rothschild, the adviser tapped by Cavalli’s owner, Italian private equity fund Clessidra SGR , to find a buyer for a stake in the company. OTB is said to have also been interested and “made contact,” but sources said the group, founded by Renzo Rosso, may have not actually submitted an offer. One source said the group is “not in pole position.” OTB is parent of brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Paula Cademartori, Viktor & Rolf, Brave Kid and Staff International, which is Just Cavalli’s licensee — a possible reason for OTB to look at Cavalli.

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