With the brute strength of the French giant on the one hand and the high growth potential of the American jeweler on the other, LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co. looks set to be a positive move for all concerned.
Luxury giant LVMH and American jeweller Tiffany have confirmed that they've “entered into a definitive agreement whereby LVMH will acquire Tiffany for $135 per share in cash," valuing Tiffany at €14.7bn/$16.2n.
French luxury group LVMH has persuaded U.S. jewelry chain Tiffany & Co to provide it with confidential due diligence after it raised its bid to close to $16 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Tiffany & Co has asked Bulgari owner LVMH to raise its $14.5 billion acquisition offer, arguing that it significantly undervalues the U.S. jewelry chain, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
After a bumpy few years, luxury brands are re-committing to China's market as a weaker yuan and the US trade war funnel more Chinese high-end spending back home, Tiffany & Co CEO Alessandro Bogliolo said in an interview.