A Dr. Martens storefront.

Business Features

How Valentino Helped to Inspire a Turnaround at Dr. Martens

The brands may be miles apart on fashion’s spectrum, but Permira saw the potential in both, and drew partly on its experience with Valentino to revamp Dr. Martens, and take it public with a multibillion-pound valuation.

clock February 16, 2021Samantha Conti

Asos x MAC campaign.

Business Features

How COVID-19 Fueled the Fortunes of Asos, Boohoo and Dr. Martens

A new retail Darwinism is emerging, with successful online players leveraging their robust balance sheets to buy competitors, and woo investors.

clock January 29, 2021Samantha Conti

Dr. Martens 1460 Keith Haring


Dr. Martens Shares Priced High, With Offer 8 Times Oversubscribed

The bootmaker pre-listed as a public company on Friday, with an offer price of 3.70 pounds, at the top of the range set out earlier this week.

clock January 29, 2021Samantha Conti

Golden Goose

Real Estate

Golden Goose Unveils New State-of-the-Art Headquarters

The striking headquarters of the Italian brand are located in an area in Milan that will house the Olympic Village for the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics in 2026.

clock January 26, 2021Luisa Zargani

Dr. Martens 1461 Keith Haring


Dr. Martens Kicks Off Roadshow, Valuation Could Reach 3.7 Billion Pounds

The British bootmaker is joining a raft of fashion and accessories brands tapping into the buoyant public markets.

clock January 25, 2021Samantha Conti

Inside the Dr. Martens' store in Rome, Italy.


Dr. Martens Preps for an IPO on London Stock Exchange

The British boot brand, worn by punks, and Pope John Paul II, had revenues of 672.2 million pounds last year.

clock January 11, 2021Samantha Conti

The windows of the Dr. Martens' store in Rome, Italy


Dr. Martens Makes Retail Debut in Italy, Internalizes Wholesale Distribution

The shoemaker owned by Permira is opening a store in Rome and internalizing its wholesale operations in Italy after 30-plus years.

clock December 10, 2020Martino Carrera

Golden Goose

Mergers and Acquisitions

After 1.28B Euro Deal, What’s Next for Permira and Golden Goose?

Golden Goose sees more growth ahead, with some projections that it could be a 500-million-euro brand.

clock February 13, 2020Luisa Zargani

Golden Goose

Mergers and Acquisitions

Permira to Acquire Golden Goose

The private equity fund has secured the Italian brand for 1.28 billion euros, WWD has learned.

clock February 12, 2020Luisa Zargani

Mergers and Acquisitions

Permira Buys German Omnichannel Off-price Retailer Schustermann & Borenstein

Permira’s first consumer tech investment in Germany revolves around the invitation-only shopping club

clock October 25, 2016Melissa Drier

The DM's Lite line includes Newton, a take on the classic Dr. Martens 1460 boot.

Fashion Scoops

Dr. Martens Launches Next Generation Line DM’s Lite

The five-item line of new designs and revamped classics is targeted to sneaker-loving young consumers.

clock September 2, 2016Susan Stone

The Ebay Enterprise homepage.


EBay Enterprise to Be Sold for $925M

The deal is being led by companies affiliated with Permira and Sterling Partners.

clock July 16, 2015Vicki M. Young

Mergers and Acquisitions

South Africa’s Brait Acquires New Look for $1.3 Billion

Brait, owned by Christo Wiese, will take a 90 percent stake in the fast fashion retailer.

clock May 15, 2015Nina Jones


Permira to Shed Remaining Hugo Boss Shares

The move increases the free float of the German company to 91 percent of the share capital.

clock March 17, 2015Melissa Drier



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