M&A

Hand in Hand

Beauty Features

Bain Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Hand in Hand

The acquisition was made through Double Impact, Bain Capital’s fund for purpose-driven businesses.

clock April 7, 2021James Manso

Blauer USA fall 2021 collection

Business Features

Blauer USA’s Enzo Fusco on Outerwear Sector, Taking Brand Home to the U.S.

As the outerwear category booms, Fusco believes there’s untapped potential for Blauer USA which may require the company to seek investors.

clock March 24, 2021Martino Carrera

A Franck Provost salon

Beauty Features

Franck Provost Sells Hair Activity to Core Equity Holdings

A majority stake in the company was sold to help accelerate its developments in France and abroad.

clock March 12, 2021Jennifer Weil

GCDS RTW Spring 2021

Business Features

GCDS CEO Envisions Brand’s Future Growth Filled With Optimism

The GCDS chief executive officer Giordano Calza shared with WWD his strategy for the brand’s future growth.

clock February 17, 2021Martino Carrera

Inside Givaudan

Beauty Features

Givaudan Acquiring Myrissi to Strengthen AI Capabilities

Myrissi has created a patented AI technology able to translate fragrances into color patterns and images.

clock February 8, 2021Jennifer Weil

Corneliani Men's Fall 2020

Mergers and Acquisitions

BasicNet Seen as Potential Investor in Corneliani

A formal offer has not been submitted yet.

clock January 27, 2021Martino Carrera

Stefanel

Mergers and Acquisitions

OVS Gets Green Light to Buy Stefanel

The retailer on Monday said Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development has approved the acquisition of the financially troubled company and some related assets, including 23 stores and the historical archive of the collections.

clock January 11, 2021Luisa Zargani

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Beauty Features

Beauty Rolodex: European Investors

A listing of some key venture capital and private equity players in the beauty space.

clock January 10, 2021Jennifer Weil and Sandra Salibian and Samantha Conti

OVS SpA ceo Stefano Beraldo.

Mergers and Acquisitions

OVS CEO Details Reasons to Buy Stefanel

Stefano Beraldo believes the storied brand’s image is still strong and that its knitwear will be an added value to OVS.

clock December 18, 2020Luisa Zargani

The OVS SpA headquarters in Italy.

Mergers and Acquisitions

OVS SpA Targets M&A Activity With 80M Euro Capital Increase

The Italian retailer confirmed it submitted a binding offer for the acquisition of Stefanel SpA.

clock December 15, 2020Martino Carrera

Henry Rose

Beauty Features

Eurazeo Sells Iberchem to Croda

Under terms of the deal, Iberchem is valued at 820 million euros.

clock November 18, 2020Jennifer Weil

Fabrics

Mergers and Acquisitions

Reda Acquires Digital Native Tailor Lanieri

Through the acquisition, Reda is strengthening its consumer division and enhancing its digital capabilities.

clock November 16, 2020Martino Carrera

GCDS RTW Spring 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions

GCDS Sells Majority Stake to Made in Italy Fund

GCDS cofounders Giuliano and Giordano Calza will maintain their roles at the streetwear brand they founded in 2015.

clock November 12, 2020Martino Carrera

Allan Ellinger

Business Features

Fashion M&A Update: Now Is the Time to Buy

Allan Ellinger, founder and senior managing partner of MMG Advisors, sees the current market as ripe for making acquisitions.

clock November 11, 2020WWD Staff

Elancyl products

Beauty Features

Cantabria Labs Acquires Elancyl From Pierre Fabre

The skin-care brand last year registered sales of 9.8 million euros.

clock November 6, 2020Jennifer Weil

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