Lanvin Group, a Global Luxury Fashion Group, to Become Publicly Traded on the NYSE via Business Combination with Primavera Capital Acquisition Corporation
Lanvin Group (the “Group”), a global luxury fashion group and Primavera Capital Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: PV) (“PCAC”), announced today they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement that is expected to list Lanvin Group on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “LANV”. PCAC is a special purpose acquisition company listed on The New York Stock Exchange and is also an affiliate of Primavera Capital Group (“Primavera”), a leading global investment firm with over US$17 billion of assets under management.
The transaction values Lanvin Group at a pro forma enterprise value of US$1.5 billion, with a combined pro forma equity value of up to approximately US$1.9 billion.
Through the business combination, Lanvin Group, which was established by Fosun International Limited (0656.HK) (“Fosun International”) in 2017, is expected to benefit from Primavera’s extensive networks and insights in the consumer sector, together with a robust balance sheet, to create long-term sustainable value across its portfolio and to catalyze growth with further acquisitions.
Ms. Joann Cheng, Chairman and CEO of Lanvin Group, said: “Today’s announcement marks another milestone in Lanvin Group’s growth journey. We are excited to partner with Primavera for our next chapter of growth across Europe, North America and Asia. In recent years, we have not only invested in prestigious heritage brands but have also created a strategic alliance of industry-leading companies as partners and co-investors in Lanvin Group. Each of these partners is uniquely qualified to help drive growth, enhance the performance of our brands and unlock the full potential of new markets. We plan to accelerate the growth of our portfolio via both organic development and disciplined acquisitions, building a global portfolio of iconic luxury fashion brands that appeal to a broad customer base. Lanvin Group will not only enable these brands to flourish in their home countries, but also in Asia and North America, the largest luxury markets in the world.”
Mr. Max Chen, Chairman, CEO & CFO of PCAC, and Partner of Primavera, said, “We have been looking to support an emerging leader in the consumer sector with enduring global appeal and significant growth prospects in Asia. In Lanvin Group, we see a unique global business with a rich heritage, an entrepreneurial management team, and a differentiated strategy to build a luxury powerhouse for a new generation of consumers, especially benefiting from surging luxury consumption in Asia. Lanvin Group and Primavera share the same vision of nurturing and reinvigorating world-class luxury brands. We look forward to working together to further develop Lanvin Group’s global platform and drive growth across its brand portfolio.”