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.
A new retail Darwinism is emerging, with successful online players leveraging their robust balance sheets to buy competitors, and woo investors.
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.
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.
The British bootmaker is joining a raft of fashion and accessories brands tapping into the buoyant public markets.
The British boot brand, worn by punks, and Pope John Paul II, had revenues of 672.2 million pounds last year.
The shoemaker owned by Permira is opening a store in Rome and internalizing its wholesale operations in Italy after 30-plus years.
Golden Goose sees more growth ahead, with some projections that it could be a 500-million-euro brand.
Permira’s first consumer tech investment in Germany revolves around the invitation-only shopping club Bestsecret.com.
The five-item line of new designs and revamped classics is targeted to sneaker-loving young consumers.
Brait, owned by Christo Wiese, will take a 90 percent stake in the fast fashion retailer.
Bluebell Group is more confident than ever about the Asian consumer as it further expands into new markets.