Date: September 16, 2011
Subject: Private Equity in Luxury: Registration now open

The London Business School Retail & Luxury Goods Club are pleased to welcome Marcello Bottoli, Operating Partner at Advent International, Interim CEO at Pandora, and former CEO of both Louis Vuitton Malletier and Samsonite, to discuss
Private Equity in Luxury
7pm, 17 October 2011
Wolfson Lecture Theatre
The Plowden Building
London Business School
Major private equity firms such as Bain, CVC, Advent and Apax have invested in some of the world’s most recognisable luxury and fashion brands: Valentino, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Samsonite, Moncler, and Pandora.

Some of these investments have been spectacular successes. Others have led to spectacular failures.

Marcello will share his insights via a presentation addressing the following questions:

What makes a luxury company attractive to private equity?
What makes private equity attractive to a luxury owner and manager?
What differentiates successful luxury investments from failures?

Q&A and reception to follow.


Private Equity in Luxury

Monday, October 17, 2011
7:00pm - 10:00pm
London Business School, Plowden Building, 1st Floor, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 26 Sussex Place, Marylebone, London, NW1 4SA, United Kingdom
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Marcello Bottoli, operating partner at Advent International, former CEO of Louis Vuitton and Samsonite, and interim CEO of Pandora, shares his perspectives on the benefits and pitfalls of private equity investment in luxury.