With the brute strength of the French giant on the one hand and the high growth potential of the American jeweler on the other, LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co. looks set to be a positive move for all concerned.
Jewellery is a booming, sought-after sector, as shown by LVMH’s recent bid for Tiffany & Co. FashionNetwork looks into the advantages and potential of an industry still little-known and underexploited by luxury groups.
Tiffany & Co has asked Bulgari owner LVMH to raise its $14.5 billion acquisition offer, arguing that it significantly undervalues the U.S. jewelry chain, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Tiffany investors are hoping for a higher offer than LVMH's proposal worth $120 a share. But the deal will require a lot of polish if it is to make sense for the French company’s shareholders, analysts say.
The luxury label owned by LVMH has doubled its leather goods production capacity in Tuscany with a new site in Radda in Chianti. The site, in which Celine invested over €20 million, is set to double its staff by 2021.
The Italian jeweller’s renewal for a three-year term will be effective on January 1 2021, when the current agreement will expire, and extend to December 31 2023, with a focus on emerging markets, Asia and the USA.