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Fashion Italy | M&A trends 2019

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In 2019 the number of completed deals has decreased by 35%. Funds and Holding companies have maintained an elevated interest in the fashion industry, especially for the higher investment returns compared to other industries.

In Italy, Private Equity investments in the fashion sector have grown in number and even more in value. According to the analysis conducted by AIFI (Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt association) on the Italian risk capital market, there were 19 operations in the sector (5.1% of the total), two more than in 2018. However, the real change has been recorded in values, in 2018 the total amount spent was € 199 million, while in 2019 this value has changed up to € 453 million (going from 2% up to 6.3% of the overall value).