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Kering closes sale of Vertbaudet & Cyrillus brands
Mar '13
Kering announces that Redcats has closed the sale of its Children and Family division, consisting of the Vertbaudet and Cyrillus brands, to Alpha Private Equity Fund 6 (’APEF 6’), for an enterprise value of €119 million.

The purchase price was paid in accordance with the terms of the sale signed between the two parties.

PPR will become Kering, subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting on 18 June 2013.

About Kering

A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Qeelin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourage its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.

Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenues of €9.7 billion in 2012 and had 33,000 employees at year end. The PPR (in future Kering) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, PRTP.PA, and PPFP).

PPR will become Kering, subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting on 18 June 2013.

About Alpha Private Equity Fund 6 (’APEF 6’)

APEF 6 specialises in leveraged buy-out and capital development, targeting medium-sized companies (enterprise value between €50–500m) in France, Italy, Benelux and Switzerland. APEF 6 backs managers of growing companies that enjoy a strong and strategic position in their markets. They are generally family-owned companies or spin-offs from large corporations.


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