Italy's Cavalli in exclusive talks with Clessidra

MILAN, Italy - Italian fashion brand Roberto Cavalli is in exclusive talks with Clessidra that would give the private equity firm a majority stake in the label, Clessidra said in a statement on Wednesday.

Roberto Cavalli Milan Spring/Summer Fashion Week 2015 | Photo: PixelFormula

The companies have set a target to reach an accord by March 2015.

The fashion designer would remain a shareholder, while Clessidra Executive Vice President Francesco Trapani would become chairman of the Cavalli Group, the statement said.

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