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Saturday 17 March 2018

Investors, including Permira, sell 5.6pc Hugo Boss stake

Hugo Boss:
Hugo Boss:

Permira is selling a 5.6pc stake in Hugo Boss, the latest step by the private equity house to exit from its investment in the German fashion retailer.

Hugo Boss said in a statement late on Tuesday that an investment company controlled by Permira is placing up to 3.96 million Hugo Boss shares in an accelerated book building process.

As a result of the placement, the free float of Hugo Boss AG will increase to around 48pc of the share capital.

The latest sale will cut Permira's 55.62pc stake, but still leave the investment company as the largest shareholder in Hugo Boss.

Permira, which owns the Hugo Boss stake via its Red & Black investment vehicle, last sold off shares in May 2013 and November 2011, when it reduced its stake by 10 percent and 6.4pc respectively.

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