Mergers and Acquisitions

A Deborah store in Milan.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Deborah Group Acquired by Sodalis Group

The Italian cosmetic company will be relaunched and further expanded internationally under the new owner.

clock December 5, 2018Sandra Salibian

A backpack from Dakine.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Marquee Brands Acquires Dakine Athletic Brand

The brand was founded in Hawaii in 1979 and now offers gear for surf, snow and bike.

clock December 5, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Mergers and Acquisitions

Callaway Golf to Acquire Jack Wolfskin

Callaway will pay 418 million euros, or $476 million at current exchange, for the premium outdoor brand.

clock November 30, 2018Vicki M. Young

Tory BurchFabrizio Viti Socialista Dinner, New York, USA - 29 Nov 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions

Tory Burch Buys Out Tresalia Stake

The company bought the Mexican private equity firm’s position after nine years.

clock November 27, 2018Evan Clark homepage

Mergers and Acquisitions

Leboncoin Buys Second-Hand Fashion Site Videdressing

The acquisition follows the closures of two second-hand apparel sites in France while Vestiaire Collective gears up for a push abroad.

clock November 22, 2018Mimosa Spencer

A Vhernier necklace.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Jeweler Vhernier Said Seeking Buyer

The Italian firm has been controlled by the Traglio family since 2001.

clock November 15, 2018WWD Staff

Red Valentino RTW Spring 2019

Mergers and Acquisitions

Valentino Drawn Into M&A Dance: Sources

The designer company’s owners might not be looking to sell, but sources said they’re open to listening and that Kering has made overtures.

clock November 14, 2018Evan Clark

Backstage at Proenza Schouler RTW Spring 2019

Mergers and Acquisitions

Proenza Schouler’s Fresh Start

Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez brought in new backers to help buy back their company and move it into the future.

clock November 13, 2018Evan Clark

Kaia Gerber on the catwalkProenza Schouler show, Runway, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 10 Sep 2018

Mergers and Acquisitions

Proenza Schouler Finds New Investors for Buyback

Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez said they have switched out their investor base and bought back their company.

clock November 12, 2018Evan Clark

SAP and Qualtrics in a $8 billion deal.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In a Move to Take on Salesforce, SAP Acquires Qualtrics

SAP announced its acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc. today in a deal for $8 billion in cash.

clock November 12, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Photo courtesy of Silk Inc.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Investment Firm Announces Acquisition of Canadian Beauty Innovator

Cornell Capital plans to grow Knowlton Development Corp. internationally.

clock November 8, 2018Kellie Ell


Mergers and Acquisitions

Sears Inks $60M Deal for Home Improvement Business

The transaction is subject to better offers at an auction.

clock November 5, 2018Vicki M. Young

La Halle aux Chaussures Vivarte

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte to Sell Shoe Labels as Portfolio Shrinks to Two Brands

The French retailers plans to separately sell Minelli, San Marina and Cosmoparis, leaving it with just La Halle and Caroll.

clock November 5, 2018Joelle Diderich

A Chevignon campaign.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Enters Exclusive Talks to Off-load Chevignon

The retailer has entered negotiations with Groupe Royer, Stéphane Collaert and Thierry Le Guénic to off-load the company.

clock October 30, 2018Katya Foreman

Jason Rabin

Mergers and Acquisitions

Differential Brands to Be Renamed Centric, Jason Rabin to Become CEO

The new $2.3 billion company will be traded on the Nasdaq exchange.

clock October 29, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

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