Deal unites six distinctive brands, expanding portfolio reach across consumer segments, geographies and product categories.

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August 10, 2023

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The Tapestry and Capri brands.
The Tapestry and Capri brands.Tapestry

Tapestry, a house of accessories and lifestyle brands, consisting of Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, and Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group comprising Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors, have entered an agreement in which Tapestry will acquire Capri Holdings. Under the transaction terms, Capri Holdings shareholders will receive $57 per share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $8.5 billion. 

This acquisition brings together six brands with global reach, powered by Tapestry’s data-rich customer engagement platform and diversified, direct-to-consumer operating model. In the prior fiscal year, the combined company generated over $12 billion in global sales with a presence in over 75 countries and achieved nearly $2 billion in adjusted operating profit. 

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of Capri Holdings – uniting six iconic brands and exceptional global teams,” says Joanne Crevoiserat, chief executive officer, Tapestry. “Tapestry is an organization with a passion for building enduring brands through superior design and craftsmanship and an unwavering focus on our customers. Importantly, we’ve created a dynamic, data-driven consumer engagement platform that has fueled our success, fostering innovation, agility and strong financial results. From this position of strength, we are ready to leverage our competitive advantages across a broader portfolio of brands. The combination of Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, together with Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors, creates a new powerful global luxury house, unlocking a unique opportunity to drive enhanced value for our consumers, employees, communities and shareholders around the world.” 

“Today’s announcement marks a major milestone for Capri,” says John D. Idol, chairman, chief executive officer, Capri Holdings. “It is a testament to all that our teams have achieved in building Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors into the iconic and powerful luxury fashion houses they are today. We are confident this combination will deliver immediate value to our shareholders. It will also provide new opportunities for our dedicated employees around the world as Capri becomes part of a larger and more diversified company. By joining with Tapestry, we will have greater resources and capabilities to accelerate the expansion of our global reach while preserving the unique DNA of our brands.”

“The acquisition of Capri Holdings accelerates our strategic agenda and represents a significant value creation opportunity,” says Scott Roe, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, Tapestry. “Importantly, this combination is immediately accretive on an adjusted basis and enhances Tapestry’s total shareholder return. This includes more than $200 million in expected run-rate cost synergies within three years of deal closing. Further, our diversified, strong and consistent cash flows will allow us to continue to invest in our business and rapidly pay down debt – aligned with our commitment to maintaining an investment grade rating – while returning capital to shareholders, including today’s announced 17% increase in our dividend per share. Overall, we are disciplined financial operators and allocators of capital with a relentless drive to deliver meaningful shareholder value.”

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