Robert Clergerie

France SC Fund I Oct 1999
Leading French manufacturer of women’s luxury shoes sold worldwide
Facts
Company Name:Robert Clergerie
Location:France
Sector:Luxury shoes
Sales:€ 23m
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Date of investment:October 1999
Date of exit:April 2011
Deal Type:LBO, growth
Syntegra Role:Sole investor

business description

  • Leading French manufacturer of women’s luxury shoes sold worldwide
  • Robert Clergerie opened in Milan, London and Chicago. Two franchises in France (Toulouse and Montpellier) were converted into wholly owned stores in 2000

transaction strategy

  • Robert Clergerie game plan was to boost development through store openings in key cities
    • Based on a solid reputation and brand image and key new hires
    • Growth to be fuelled by more products (bags, accessories) and new stores (Italy, USA,..)
    • Growing interest from luxury groups for luxury shoe specialists