Replicating the entrepreneurial spirit of Joseph Ettedgui
In 2010, the world lost one of the greatest fashion designers, entrepreneurs and retailers, Joseph Ettedgui who died aged 74. What a legacy he left to us all, especially those of us who live in London. In the early...
Will September see another flurry of IPOs?
21 consumer and retail businesses floated in the UK in the first six months of 2014, ranging from the tiny – including Safestay, a single-venue boutique hostelry, and rare books dealer Scholium Group – to some of...
Why returning CEOs are all the rage
Although the consumer industries have been seeing glimmers of optimism come back to the industry recently, there is no escaping the fact that it has been tough for everyone over the last few years. Something that I...
Learning from Nasty Gal and the best of Generation…
Nothing excites me more than young founders and companies making a real impact in their industries. I find that individuals who aren’t shackled by established processes, feeling free (as Facebook says) to “move fast...
MINT economies: what are the new BRICs doing right?
Just after the turn of the millennium, Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill coined the term BRIC. This name-checked four developing economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China - that would see great economic...
Latest Private Equity News
Walter Capital sells stake in fashion eyewear retailer BonLook The Canadian private equity firm has sold its shares in the Montreal-based eyewear retailer to FYidoctors. The addition of BonLook strengthens the FYidoctors portfolio with new opportunities to expand the brand globally.
CenterGate exits TSC Apparel CenterGate Capital has sold TSC Apparel, a leading distributor in the wholesale apparel industry, to S&S Active wear, a national wholesaler offering apparel and accessories. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Pret sales rise above pre-pandemic levels Sales at Pret A Manger rose above pre-pandemic levels for the first time. Revenues in Yorkshire led the way, standing 61% above January 2020. London suburbs also saw a 35% rise since the start of the pandemic, as many people continue to work from home.
KKR makes €33bn buyout offer for Telecom Italia KKR has launched a €33bn offer to take Telecom Italia private, in what would be one of the largest private equity buyouts of a European company in history.
Piper invests in pet accessories brand Omlet Piper has acquired a significant minority stake in the online pet accessories brand Omlet for £33m. Omlet’s offering includes products for dogs, cats and small animals.
CVC Capital Partners and HPS Investment Group take stakes in ABG CVC Capital Partners and HPS Investment Group have become major investors in Authentic Brands Group, which owns the Reebok and Forever 21 labels. The transaction values the company at $12.7bn.
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