Fusalp embarks Mirabaud to conquer the United States

The brand taken over at the end of 2013 by Sophie and Philippe Lacoste opens its capital to the investment fund.

New stage for Fusalp. The French company, which equipped Jean-Claude Killy with his ski clothes in the 1960s, was taken over at the end of 2013 by Sophie and Philippe Lacoste, grandchildren of the founder of the crocodile brand, now owned by the Maus family. . Accompanied by Alexandre Fauvet, a former manager of Lacoste, they revived the brand, concentrating on the very high end and expanding its offer to unisex clothing, which can be worn in town. Sales (6 million euros during the takeover) jumped to 40 million in the financial year ended in May 2022, more than erasing the Covid effect (sales were 25 million in 2020). The company returned to profitability in 2016.

On the occasion of a capital increase, two investment funds of the Swiss group Mirabaud entered its capital, up to 12.8%: Mirabaud Patrimoine Vivant, dedicated to brands with strong heritage (it invested in Mauboussin, Le Coq Sportif and Clergerie) and Mirabaud…

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