×
103
Fashion Jobs
UNDER ARMOUR
sr. Manager, HR Operations - Apac
Permanent · HONG KONG
SHISEIDO
Manager - Talent Management, Human Resources
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Senior Manager - Marketing, Shiseido And Drunk Elephant
Permanent · Hong Kong
PUMA
Specialist, IT Service Delivery
Permanent · Hong Kong
AESOP
Digital Project Manager, Asia
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Senior Officer/Officer - Business Planning, Nars And Bare Minerals
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Assistant Manager - Demand And Operations Planning, Ipsa
Permanent · Hong Kong
PUMA
Garment Technician
Permanent · Hong Kong
PUMA
Senior Manager Technical Material Apparel
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Manager - Retail Experience And Operations, Nars
Permanent · Hong Kong
SHISEIDO
Manager - Marketing, Shiseido Fragrance Division And dg Beauty
Permanent · Hong Kong
AESOP
Retail Consultant | Hong Kong And Macau
Permanent · Central
SHISEIDO
Senior Manager, Finance And Accounts
Permanent · Hong Kong
UNDER ARMOUR
sr. Professional, Environmental Sustainability
Permanent · HONG KONG
UNDER ARMOUR
sr. Professional, IT Infrastructure
Permanent · HONG KONG
UNDER ARMOUR
Accountant
Permanent · HONG KONG
UNDER ARMOUR
sr. Professional, Apac Reporting & Analytics, Supply Chain
Permanent · HONG KONG
SHISEIDO
Accounting Assistant, Finance And Accounts
Permanent · Hong Kong
LOVISA
Christmas Team Member - Telford Plaza
Permanent · KOWLOON BAY
LOVISA
Christmas Team Member - Mira Place
Permanent · TSIM SHA TSUI
LOVISA
Part Time Sales Associate - Mira Place
Permanent · TSIM SHA TSUI
PUMA
Junior Developer Fabric Apparel
Permanent · Hong Kong
Published
Feb 28, 2017
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Speciality Fashion takeover bid by Harrods owner uncertain

Published
Feb 28, 2017

Specialty Fashion Group on Tuesday said it is uncertain if the takeover offer received by Middle Eastern investor Al Afia will go ahead, despite posting a 37% gain in first-half profits to $12 million (US$ 9.22 million).


SFG



The Australian apparel retailer, which owns fashion brands Katies, Millers and Rivers, said in its earnings statement it was unclear whether Al Alfia, which holds and manages substantial investment assets including London department store Harrods, can fund the acquisition right now, after the death of the sole shareholder's father, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, who died in October at the age of 84.

"Due to the unforeseen circumstances relating to the death of the father of the sole shareholder of Al Alfia, the funding has been temporarily restricted in probate," Specailty Fashion said in a statement.

"Al Alfia has advised they are addressing the probate issue, however, it has not been able to confirm when this will be resolved."

Back in early February, Specialty Fashion said it was considering an offer of 70c a share that would result in the company being taken private. At that price, the buyout bid values the retailer at $134 million. 

The news comes as the group reported a strong half-year result. For the six months ending December 31, SFG recorded a 1% fall in revenue to $430 million, while comparable sales fell 2%. However, the group's underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose 12.7% to $30.4 million for the half-year period.

​"While sales revenues were slightly down, margin improved due to better markdown management and holding the overall cost of doing business flat," said CEO Gary Perlstein.

Moving forward, Specialty Fashion said it plans to focus on improving margins at discount retailer Rivers, which returned to profitability in the last financial period. It also plans expand its plus-size brand, City Chic, across Australia.

 

Copyright © 2022 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.