Asian private equity firm LionRock Capital has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Britsh footwear manufacturer Clarks as it enters a company voluntary agreement (CVA).
Fund has made four platform investments and backs European digital and technology-based companies
Toni Gillespie joins as chief of talent, while Elisabetta Ricci joins as chief of staff
GP backed the business – then called Ryds Bilglas – via Nordic Capital VIII in 2018
Auction of the Italian producer of natural flavours and ingredients is expected to launch in early 2022