“Notwithstanding the market environment, we are particularly pleased by the strength of support and the validation of our strategy we have received from numerous new strategic investors since the plan to list was first announced in March. Together with our brands and partners, we are confident in delivering significant upside potential and long-term value for our shareholders as we continue to solidify our foundation in Europe and capture the many as-yet untapped opportunities in the North American and Asian markets.”
The transaction received strong support from a roster of investors ahead of the listing, including an aggregate US$193 million of fully committed PIPE subscription and forward purchase from Fosun International Limited, ITOCHU Corporation, Stella International Limited, Baozun Hong Kong Investment Limited, Golden A&A, Handsome Corporation and Aspex Master Fund. As announced previously, Fosun Fashion Holdings (Cayman) Limited also upsized its PIPE subscription investment from $38 million to approximately US$133 million, including the conversion of approximately US$95 million in existing shareholder loans and accrued interest into equity. In addition, Meritz Securities Co., Ltd made a US$50 million equity investment in the Group in a private placement.
She continued, “We have ambitious plans for the future. With over US$150 million raised in cash proceeds and no debt at the Group level, we are now more than ever well-positioned to accelerate growth across our portfolio with our unique proposition to transform heritage for tomorrow’s customers.”
Mr. Max Chen, Chairman and CEO of PCAC, and Partner of Primavera Capital, who has joined the LGHL’s Board of Directors, said: “We are proud to partner with Lanvin Group as LGHL moves forward as a public company. We are confident the Group will further develop its fast-growing global business to become a unique global luxury powerhouse by leveraging the rich heritage of its brand portfolio and its differentiated business strategy. We look forward to working together with the management team to support the growth of the company’s top-class luxury brands and create long-term value for shareholders.”
Building on its strong momentum in recent years, the Group strives to continue to drive the long-term sustainable growth of its portfolio brands through product category innovation, global retail expansion, and digital transformation. The Group will also leverage the expertise and resources of its strategic alliance of industry-leading partners along the luxury fashion value chain, coupled with its unparalleled access to the fastest-growing luxury fashion markets, to support the brands’ development across the world.
In the first six months of 2022, the Group recorded revenue of €202 million, representing industry-leading growth of 73%, compared to the same period in 2021, underscoring the success of its growth strategies.