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M&A Players Ogling Contemporary Brands

By: Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich • Vendome-News • 03-Jan-2014

PARIS — Apparel is suddenly all the rage in the mergers and acquisitions scene.

Long cautious about fashion given the perceived risks of seasonal collections and trends, investors galore are now eyeing potential deals, particularly in the burgeoning contemporary and affordable luxury space.
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Vendome Global Partners is a Sponsor to FashInvest's 2013 Capital Conference, "Where Fashion meets Finance", on December 11 at the Fashion Institute of Technology

By: Elsa Berry • Vendome-News • 02-Dec-2013

Come See Over Twenty of the Most Innovative Fashion and Fashion/Retail Tech
Companies All In One Day!
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The Runthrough Completes Seed Investment

By: Jessica Iredale at Women's Wear Daily • Vendome-News • 28-Aug-2013

NEW YORK — The Runthrough closed its seed investment round of fund-raising Tuesday, securing $1.2 million in funding led by the New York Angels, an independent group of more than 75 individual accredited angel investors. The round also included strategic investors Elsa Berry, managing director and founder of Vendôme Global Partners; Karen Harvey of Karen Harvey Consulting, and Paul Sethi, chief executive officer of Redbooks, an advertising and agency database, and an active angel investor in New York.
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Press Release: FACC Meet the Executive - Laurent Claquin, Head of Kering Americas

By: French-American Chamber of Commerce • Vendome-News • 26-Jul-2013

NEW YORK (July 19, 2013) – Over sixty members and guests of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) gathered at member firm Moses & Singer LLP on Tuesday, July 16th for a “Meet the Executive” discussion with Laurent Claquin, Head of Kering Americas.

Elsa Berry, President of the FACC and Founder of Vendôme Global Partners, welcomed attendees and introduced Laurent Claquin, who has been with Kering since 2004.
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M&A Deals Simmering

By: Evan Clark at Women's Wear Daily • Vendome-News • 08-Jul-2013

“Everything in M&A is all about psychology, so if the consumers start getting nervous again, that will have an impact on the businesses and on the players, but right now all the lights are green,” said Elsa Berry, founder of Vendôme Global Partners.
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Press Release: French-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States Re-Elects Elsa Berry as National President & Elects National Officers, Executive Committee & New Advisory Board

By: French American Chamber of Commerce • Vendome-News • 09-May-2013

NEW YORK (May 9, 2013) – The French-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States, the country’s leading association for the promotion and development of French-American business relations, announced that Elsa L. Berry was re-elected as National President, effective immediately and for a two-year term until 2015. The election took place on Friday, April 26th in Denver, CO during the organization’s National Board and Chapter Meetings.
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The Background to China Haidian’s Acquisition of Corum

By: Jean-Luc Adam at Europa Star • Vendome-News • 03-May-2013

On the 24 April 2013, the Chinese group China Haidian (Ebohr, Rossini, Eterna, Porsche Design and Codex) adds another Swiss watchmaking brand to its catalogue: Corum. Encouraging or disconcerting? The answer comes from Elsa Berry, the French-American who handled the transaction through her company, Vendôme Global Partners, which is specialized in mergers, acquisitions and sales in the luxury sector.
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China Haidian to Buy Luxe Watch Firm Montres Corum

By: Evan Clark at Women's Wear Daily • Vendome-News • 24-Apr-2013

The Chinese have arrived in the world of Swiss luxury watches.

China Haidian Holdings Ltd. inked a deal to buy the La Chaux-de-Fonds-based Montres Corum, which sells watches for more than 25,000 Swiss Francs, or $26,628 at current exchange
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Press Release: Vendôme Global Partners Advises Montres Corum on its Sale to China Haidian, Forming a Unique Strategic Partnership

By: Vendôme Global Partners • Vendome-News • 24-Apr-2013

April 24, 2013 ǀ New York, NY – Vendôme Global Partners (“Vendôme”), an international mergers and acquisitions advisor specializing in the Luxury Goods Sector, is pleased to announce the sale of Montres Corum Sàrl (“Corum”), a Swiss luxury designer and manufacturer of Haute Horlogerie timepieces, to China Haidian Holdings Limited (“China Haidian”), a Hong Kong listed manufacturer and distributor of various proprietary and third-party watch brands in Asia, for a cash and stock consideration of CHF 86.0 million (US$ 91.0 million). The transaction is subject to receipt of certain regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second quarter 2013.
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Vendôme Global Partners Aims to Link Brands, Buyers

By: Evan Clark at Women's Wear Daily • Vendome-News • 06-Nov-2012

The financial successes of Michael Kors, Brunello Cucinelli and others have helped create a wave of not only designers striving to make it big but investors wanting to buy in early. Connecting the two groups is the aim of Elsa Berry, who has gone out on her own and founded Vendôme Global Partners, an investment bank. Berry, a New York native who was raised and educated in Paris and is managing director, comes at the task with a decidedly global point of view.

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