Italian fashion house Valentino aims to sell around a quarter of the company in an initial public offering (IPO) which will not take place before the second half of 2018, a source close to the matter said.
The retail environment may be tough but Dr Martens seems to be prospering with it saying Monday that revenue soared 25% to just over £290m in the year to March. Underlying profit rose an even bigger 27% to £37.5m.
Dr. Martens has announced that its chief executive officer Steve Murray is leaving the company to enable the “next phase of its history”. Chairman Paul Mason will take over until a new chief executive is appointed.
The buzz around the potential sale of matchesfashion.com is at fever pitch with the suggested £600 million sale price now rumoured to be £800 million as private equity groups line up to bid for the luxury e-tailer.
Is Matchesfashion set to be the latest business snapped up by an investment fund? Rumours have been swirling around the luxury e-tailer for months, but now it seems it really in in talks with investors about a takeover.
According to the Spanish business newspaper Expansión, the venture capital firms KKR, Permira, Bain and BC are in the final stages of negotiation to purchase the wedding label for a sum of more than 300 million euros.