Neiman Said to Draw Interest From CVC, KKR as It Weighs IPO

Neiman Marcus in Natick, Massachusetts | Source: Neiman Marcus

DALLAS, United States — CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and KKR & Co. have expressed interest in buying Neiman Marcus Inc., the luxury retailer that filed for an initial public offering in June, people familiar with the matter said.

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KKR Acquires Majority Stake in SMCP

Maje Spring/Summer 2013 | Photo: Craig McDean

PARIS, France — After weeks of exclusive talks, American private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) has formally acquired a 65 percent majority stake in SMCP Group, owner of contemporary French apparel brands Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot. The remaining shares will stay with founders Evelyne Chétrite and Judith Milgrom, along with members of management, Elie Kouby and Frédéric Biousse. Details of the deal were not

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Digital dynamo for BFC, Sandro bidders, High Street fashion week, Footwear boom, Vogue Festival

Natalie Massenet | Source: AnOther

British Fashion Gets a Web Dynamo (IHT) “This month Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-a-Porter and Internet guru to the fashion world, will throw her might behind London Fashion Week. As the newly appointed chairman of the British Fashion Council, she will use her power to promote designers not in their traditional role as funky and cool, but as major players in a global arena.” Carlyle, KKR among Maje, Sandro

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