Hongkong Holding Company Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake in Austrian Lingerie Brand Wolford

CompaniesRetail & Consumer ♦ Published: May 4, 2018; 18:40 ♦ (Vindobona)

Following the acquisition of 50.87% of the shares (for at least €36M) from the previous majority shareholders, Fosun Industrial Holdings Limited (Hong Kong Central) is now the new main shareholder of Wolford. The Hongkong financial investor, which is the investment vehicle of Shanghai based Fosun Group, systematically invests in the global fashion and consumer goods industry, and the management of its growing portfolio in the fashion sector was recently put in the hands of Fosun Fashion Group, which holds stakes in the German Tom Tailor Group and the French luxury brand Lanvin, amongst other holdings

Wolford CFO Brigitte Kurz: 'We are confident that this globally renowned brand has significant growth potential." / Picture: © Wolford AG

Wolford has been struggling with management problems for some time. It also has been loss making for several years.

* Fosun Industrial Holdings Limited (Fosun) is now the new majority shareholder of Wolford with a stake of close to 51%
* Management Board welcomes the participation of the new anchor shareholder
* Fosun representatives underscore growth potential of the…