It may have been a quiet season in New York, where there was more drama about the locations – from a wrecked passage in Chinatown to Ralph Lauren’s garage in Bedford – but several key trends were clear.
Europe’s biggest health & Wellness chain Holland & Barrett will be bought by a Russian tycoon for £1.77bn after growing sales by 90% since 2010. Superdrug owner AS Watson had also wanted to buy the fast-expanding chain.
U.S. private equity group Carlyle Group has gained full control of Italian fashion brand Twinset by buying the remaining 10 percent stake from founder Simona Barbieri, who will step down as creative director.
The Carlyle Group has acquired a minority stake in Indian logistics firm Delhivery, while existing investor hedge fund Tiger Global also raised its stake, for a combined investment of more than $100 million.