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Tapestry Merger With Versace Owner Capri Gets EU, Japan Approval

Tapestry acquires Capri for $8.5 billion.
The merger still awaits approval from the United States. (Instagram/@coach/@michaelkors)

Coach parent Tapestry’s $8.5 billion deal to buy Michael Kors owner Capri Holdings has received regulatory clearance from the European Union and Japan, the companies said on Monday.

The merger, which would bring top luxury labels such as Tapestry’s Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman and Capri’s Jimmy Choo and Versace under one roof, still awaits approval from the United States.

The US Federal Trade Commission sought additional information on the planned merger from the two companies in November, months after the deal was announced.

A merger between the two companies would help Tapestry compete better with Paris-listed LVMH in the European luxury market, even as demand for expensive handbags and accessories remains choppy in the United States.

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The deal is expected to close in 2024 and add to Tapestry’s adjusted profits immediately, the companies said last year.

By Juveria Tabassum; Editing by Devika Syamnath

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EU Regulators to Decide on Tapestry Deal for Michael Kors Owner by Mid-April

Tapestry sought EU approval on Wednesday for the deal that would create an American fashion powerhouse to challenge larger European rivals such as Paris-listed LVMH for a bigger share of the global luxury market.

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