Apax Partners France, BPI France and Xavier Marie, the founder of Maisons du Monde, have entered exclusive talks to acquire cashmere products retailer Groupe Eric Bompard.
First MBO in Italy for the GP, which will now start investing from its recently raised Fund VIII
Add-on comes after Mergermarket reported that the sale of Bergman had been suspended in March 2020
Trade buyer Xact was acquired by JLL Partners from Clearview Capital in 2018 in an MBO
Existing investors Novo Holdings, Morningside Ventures and Brace Pharma Capital also participate