Vinge has advised PPR S.A in connection with the sale of Ellos and Jotex to Nordic Capital Fund VII for an enterprise value of €275 million. Ellos is the leading home shopping player in Scandinavia for apparel and Jotex has established itself as a key player in the Scandinavian home textile and decoration market.
PPR S.A is one of the world’s leading apparel and accessories groups that operates in the two fastest growing market segments: Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle. The PPR Group has built a balanced collection of complementary consumer brands, including for example Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Girard-Perregaux, Puma and Tretorn. Present in more than 120 countries, the PPR Group generated revenues of €9.7 billion in 2012 and had over 33,000 employees at year end. The PPR share is listed on Euronext Paris.
The transaction is subject to approval of relevant competition authorities.
Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, Christina Kokko (partner) and associates Joacim Rydergård, Alex Miler, Eric Ödling, Karl Hahtovirta and project assistant Annika Johnson.