French mountain sport equipment group Rossignol has announced that Vincent Wauters, the former CEO of footwear brand Hunter, will take over in December from its CEO Bruno Cercley, who will remain group president.
For the past few years, cool active sport brands worldwide have been obsessed with one role model – Moncler. One other brand carving out new territory on the apparel map is Rossignol, the nec plus ultra of Alpine skis.
Currently developing its textile activities, ski materials specialist Rossignol welcomes a new minority shareholder: Sandbridge Capital. An investment firm whose advisors include names from the high fashion world.
Private equity fund Altor plans to buy ski maker Rossignol and use its experience turning round Norwegian clothing brand Helly Hansen to help the French company push into ski wear, Rossignol's chief executive said.
Nordic private equity firm Altor is to put its outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen up for sale next week, a sale likely to attract bids from a number of major retail firms, people familiar with the matter said.
The outdoor brands market is staying the course. According to the Sunday Times, Puma is looking to acquire shares in Helly Hansen. The Sport&Lifestyle division of PPR (to which Puma belongs), has never made a secret o...