Historically, the luxury goods industry has benefitted from rapid growth and high margins. Despite some consolidation within the sector, the industry has remained open and diverse, allowing small and medium sized competitive brands to rapidly establish an international sales base, and offering a wealth of opportunities for mergers and acquisitions.
Aravis aims to target innovative companies with the potential to develop into global luxury brands; mainly emerging and declining mid-size companies in Europe and emerging companies in Asia.
The Partnership also focuses on accessories, including leather goods, shoes and jewellery. This is currently the fastest growing segment of the luxury goods market with attractive margins, low barriers to entry and potential for social differentiation.
The complete Aravis team represents a cumulative history of investments in over 100 companies in various sectors such as biotechnology, medical technologies, energy infrastructure and luxury goods.
The luxury goods team of Private Equity specialists, experts in finance, tax, legal, due diligence and deal-making, is complemented with comprehensive experience of the luxury industry and of the strategic and operational requirements of these types of brand. Venture Partner Gérald Mazzalovo brings extensive experience in the luxury goods industry, including the management, development, repositioning and restructuring of small to large size organisations, such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Loewe and Bally.
A specialist advisory board, combining creative sensibility, brand management experience and a strong operational knowledge of the luxury goods industry supports the managing partners in evaluating investment opportunities and defining and implementing strategies for portfolio companies.