FRANKFURT, Germany — Hugo Boss AG, the German luxury clothing-maker, reported earnings that missed analysts estimates as a difficult market environment in China and a weakening wholesale business offset higher retail sales.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Permira Advisers LLP, the London- based private-equity firm that owns clothing brand Hugo Boss, is in advanced talks to buy iconic British punk-boot maker Dr. Martens, said a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
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METZINGEN, Germany — Hugo Boss AG said first-quarter operating profit fell 11 percent as the German luxury-clothing maker changed its collection cycle and economic conditions remained difficult in Europe.
METZINGEN, Germany — Hugo Boss AG, the German luxury- clothing maker controlled by buyout firm Permira Advisers LLP, forecast operating profit will rise this year after it expanded its store network by a third in 2012.