Jimmy Choo sold for $811 Million



Labelux, the privately held group that owns fashion brand Bally just bought upscale shoe label Jimmy Choo on expectations for further growth in the sector of luxury accessories. Labelux paid TowerBrook Capital Partners LLP more than 500 million pounds ($811 million) for Jimmy Choo, according to sources. 

“Jimmy Choo has enormous growth potential and the ability to deliver material growth synergies across our group,” Labelux Chief Executive Officer Reinhard Mieck said in a statement.

Jimmy Choo had net sales of 150 million British Pounds in 2010 and is growing at more than 10 percent in all categories and geographic regions, Labelux said. The company has 120 boutiques, double the number when TowerBrook acquired it.

Jimmy Choo's Creative Director Tamara Mellon, and Chief Executive Officer Joshua Schulman will stay on after the purchase, Vienna- based Labelux said in an e-mailed statement late yesterday.

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