(Corrects in first bullet point and first paragraph to 418 mln
euros from 481 million)
* Eurazeo to take 45 pct of Moncler for 418 mln euros
* Eurazeo to hold conference call at 0630 GMT
(Releads to show Moncler dropping IPO plans)
PARIS/MILAN, June 6 Luxury clothing brand
Moncler postponed plans for an IPO after investment company
Eurazeo (EURA.PA) said it would acquire 45 percent of the
company for 418 million euros ($612.1 million).
The announcement comes just a few days after Moncler got the
go-ahead for its planned initial public offering.
Announcing the change in plans, Moncler said in a statement:
"The company and its shareholders believe that the entry of
Eurazeo constitutes the best way to pursue the Moncler group's
growth strategy and development of its brands to come to the
market in the near future."
Eurazeo is due to hold a conference call to discuss the
announcement at 0630 GMT.
Remo Ruffini, the chairman and creative director, will
retain a 32 percent stake in the company and U.S. private equity
group Carlyle [CYL.UL] a 17.8 percent stake, Eurazeo said in its
The company, which makes goose-down jackets branded Moncler
and was founded in Grenoble, France in 1952, reported 2010
revenue of 429 million euros, net income of 52 million euros and
EBITDA of 102 million. [ID:nLDE73426H]
Its jackets, first sold in Alpine ski resorts such as
Cortina and Chamonix, are now found in the hip shopping streets
of cities such as Paris, Berlin, London, Vienna and Tokyo.
Eurazeo has a portfolio of over 4 billion euros in assets,
with major shareholdings in companies including hotel group
Accor (ACCP.PA) and wholesaler Rexel (RXL.PA).
(Reporting by Helen Massy-Beresford and Valentina Za; Editing
by Jane Merriman)