Italian eyewear company Marcolin sold for 207 million euros

Private equity fund PAI Partners has agreed to buy 78.4 percent of Marcolin for 207 million euros ($268.42 million) and will launch a bid for remaining shares aimed at delisting Italy’s No.3 eyewear manufacturer, after Luxottica and Safilo. Marcolin licenses the eyewear collections of several luxury brands: Tom Ford, Tod’s, Montblanc, John Galliano etc.

Marcolin is managed through a pact under which the Marcolin family is the main shareholder alongside Diego Della Valle, owner of luxury shoe maker Tod’s. Della Valle and his brother Andrea each own 20 percent, while the Marcolin family owns around 30 percent

Tom Ford eyewear Fall Winter 2012 2013