M&A Deal Summary

Samsonite International SA Acquires The Rolling Luggage Company

On February 19, 2015, Samsonite International SA acquired retail company The Rolling Luggage Company Ltd. from Rcapital Partners LLP for 16M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Samsonite International SA’s 1st transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is Samsonite International SA’s 6th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Samsonite International SA’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-02-19
Target The Rolling Luggage Company Ltd.
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) Samsonite International SA
Sellers(s) Rcapital Partners LLP
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 16M GBP

Target

The Rolling Luggage Company Ltd.

Brentford, United Kingdom
website
Rolling Luggage is a global travel retailer of luggage and accessories.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Samsonite International SA

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

website


Category Company
Founded 1910
SectorConsumer Products
Revenue 1.5B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Samsonite International designs, manufactures, and distributes luggage. The Company's products include suitcases, garment bags, casual bags, business cases, clothing, shoes, and accessories. Samsonite also licenses their trademarks for use on products such as travel accessories, leather goods, handbags, clothing, and furniture. Samsonite International was incorpoprated in 1910 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 8
Sector (Retail) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 7
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2015) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 6 of 7
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-06-19 Gregory Mountain Products LLC

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Gregory Mountain Products LLC is a designer and manufacturers of backpacks.

Buy $85M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-10-02 Chic Accent

Italy

Chic Accent is an operator of 31 leased premium accessories, handbags, and travel luggage shops in shopping malls.

Buy €9M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Rcapital Partners LLP

Mayfair, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2004
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

RCapital Partners LLP is a specialist private investment firms that targets turnaround and growth capital investments opportunities in a variety of industries. RCapital will consider companies across the UK and Europe and looks to commit £500,000 - £20 million in businesses generating sales of £5 - £100 million. RCapital Partners LLP was formed in 2004 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 18
Sector (Retail) 3 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 6
Country (United Kingdom) 11 of 18
Year (2015) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-02-01 Drum Cussac Group Ltd.

London, United Kingdom

Drum Cussac Group Ltd. is a global security consultancy that provides on-the-ground expertise and a state-of-the-art security command centre SaaS platform that delivers global organisational resilience and risk management. Drum Cussac was established in 2000 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-08-19 Summit Media Ltd.

East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Summit is a specialist in online retailing, working with some of Europe’s most successful retailers to transform how they trade online. Summit provides consulting, ecommerce technology, trading and online marketing services. Launched in 2000, the company has grown to over 160 employees, Located in East Yorkshire United Kingdom.

Buy -