Natixis Partners Iberia advised Arta Capital and L Capital on the acquisition of a 27.8% stake in Pepe Jeans Group for €85m. Arta acquired a 16.4% for €50m and L Capital the remaining 11.5% for €35m.
Pepe Jeans Group is a leading European fashion retailer with a much diversified geographical presence (over 66% of its turnover is outside Spain). Its main brands are Pepe Jeans and Hackett. It has a strong distribution network with more than 300 exclusive stores and over 6,000 multi‐brand and department store clients. The transaction and the entry of Artá and L Capital in the Company aim to consolidate the leadership position of Pepe Jeans in Europe and continue the international expansion programme in other geographical regions (US, Asia and Latin America in particular), in line with the successful strategy implemented by the management team over the last few years.