Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Bestseller owner picks stake in apparel etailer Zalando
Bestseller owner picks stake in apparel etailer Zalando
13
Aug '13
Anders Holch Povlsen, the well-known fashion entrepreneur and owner of BESTSELLER, joins the Zalando shareholder group, acquiring 10 percent of the shares in Zalando. BESTSELLER is one of Europe's leading fashion companies, with fashion brands such as JACK & JONES, VERO MODA, ONLY and SELECTED.

The parties agreed that Holch Povlsen will acquire shares from several early-stage shareholders, such as European Founders Found (EFF), Holtzbrinck and Tengelmann. All of the selling shareholders remain invested in Zalando.

"BESTSELLER and Zalando have been working together very successfully for several years. Anders Holch Povlsen has been following Zalando's development very closely and he knows our strengths," explains David Schneider, co-founder and managing director of Zalando. "To partner up with such an experienced fashion entrepreneur is amazing for us."

"This is an important step in the strategic development of our shareholder structure. Anders Holch Povlsen will be a strong and long-term-oriented shareholder and together we want to design the future of fashion e-commerce," expresses Rubin Ritter, managing director of Zalando.

Zalando was founded in 2008 and has shown strong growth ever since. In 2012, Zalando reached more than 1.15 billion EUR in revenue and break-even in its core region DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). For Q1 2013, net revenues were 372 million EUR, a 74% increase compared to last year, while becoming one of the world's most visited fashion websites with already 15 million customers. 

After this step, the shares of Zalando will be held as follows:

-Investment AB Kinnevik: 37%
-European Founders Fund: 18%
-Anders Holch Povlsen: 10%
-DST Global: 9%
-Holtzbrinck Ventures: 8%
-Tengelmann Ventures: 6%
-Others: 12%

About Zalando

Zalando is Europe's leading online retailer for shoes and fashion. Its extensive selection for women, men and children ranges from popular high street brands to much sought-after designer labels from over 1,500 different international brands. Exclusive accessories, beauty essentials and sportswear make up Zalando's wide range of products.

Zalando provides customers with current fashion trends, product updates and news about the company. The company was founded in 2008 by Robert Gentz and David Schneider, and its headquarters are located in Berlin.

Following on from its success in the German market, Zalando entered Austria in 2009 as first international market. The Netherlands and France followed in 2010. Italy, Great Britain and Switzerland opened its shops in 2011. In 2012 alone, Zalando has gone live in Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Norway.

Zalando GmbH


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Textile Corp of America to create 1000 jobs in Tennessee

Textile Corporation of America Inc, a leading textile manufacturer,...

Courtesy: IVL

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

IVL completes PTA capacity expansion in Europe

Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd (IVL), a global chemical...

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports cross $13bn in H1

Vietnam earned $13.... billion from textile and garment exports in...

Interviews View All

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

Adopt innovative techniques, go for automisation rather than being...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X