Vivarte Sells Shoemaker André to Spartoo

The online retailer will take over all but one of André’s 210 boutiques and its 700 staff following negotiations that began in January.

clock July 2, 2018Alex Wynne

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Plans to Sell Besson Chaussures to French Investors

The fashion group has entered exclusive talks with Weinberg Capital Partners and Groupe Philippe Ginestet for the sale.

clock May 30, 2018Mimosa Spencer


Vivarte Sells Naf Naf to La Chapelle-Led Chinese Consortium

Vivarte has been undergoing a broad overhaul after restructuring its debt last year.

clock April 11, 2018Katya Foreman


Vivarte Divests André and Naf Naf

The debt-distressed French retailer also recently sold its Kookaï and Pataugas brands as part of a broad restructuring.

clock January 11, 2018Katya Foreman

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Vivarte Flags Encouraging Results Despite Annual Loss

The French retailer said it is “back on track” as it invests in expanding remaining brands.

clock January 4, 2018Mimosa Spencer

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Sells Merkal Shoes to Private Equity Firm OpCapita

The sale of the inexpensive Spanish shoe brand fits into the French retailer’s ongoing restructuring program.

clock November 3, 2017Mimosa Spencer

The employees of Vivarte protesting in front of the French economy ministry.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Sells Kookaï to Australian Licensee Magi

The sale is part of a vast restructuring plan for the ailing French apparel group.

clock July 4, 2017Alex Wynne


Vivarte Sells Pataugas

The heritage footwear brand has been acquired by Start’Hopps for an undisclosed sum.

clock May 10, 2017Katya Foreman

The employees of Vivarte protesting in front of the French economy ministry.


French Group Vivarte Renegotiates Debt

The group’s creditors have agreed unanimously to waive a chunk worth 846 million euros, or $907 million at current exchange rates.

clock March 16, 2017Joelle Diderich


Vivarte Reaches Agreement With Lenders

The French retail group’s existing debt has been reduced to 800 million euros, or $1.1 billion.

clock June 4, 2014Paulina Szmydke

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Debt Puts Pressure on Vivarte

The French retail group confirmed that it had breached leverage and interest covenants on its loans in May.

clock July 17, 2013Joelle Diderich

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Business Features

Marc Lelandais Joins Vivarte

The executive formerly ran Lancel.

clock July 2, 2012Alex Wynne



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