According to a report in WWD, anonymous sources believe the agreement – for 100 percent of the company – is worth approximately 160 million euros ($179.37 million).A separate report in Vogue Business said that Vision emerged as the highest bidder, beating competitors including Diesel owner Renzo Rossi’s Only the Brave, US-based Marquee Brands, brand management company Bluestar Alliance and Israeli-Chinese private equity fund Infinity Group.
Roberto Cavalli has yet to publicly confirm the sale, as the sale requires approval by the Milan Court in a process that could take as much as three months. Cavalli is expected to present an agreement by August 3.In 2017, Damac and Cavalli signed a deal to build a number of “Just Cavalli” villas.
The following month, the two firms signed a partnership for Roberto Cavalli to provide the interior design for a least five luxury hotels, with the first one expected to be built by 2023.Damac and Vision could not immediately be reached for comment by Arabian Business.
Florence-based Roberto Cavalli filed for bankruptcy in Italy and the US and closed all of its American stores. Since 2015, the company has been controlled by Italy-based private equity firm Clessidra.