Unlimited Footwear Group is made up of Shoes Unlimited, Trend Design and Star Collections. It is a Dutch specialist in the design, sourcing and distribution of mid-market footwear for men, women and children. The Group’s footwear is sold through retail chains across Europe and North America under private labels, under its proprietary brand ‘Bullboxer’ and under its licensed brands including Björn Borg and GAASTRA. Headquartered in Waalwijk in the Netherlands, Unlimited Footwear Group designs collections in numerous different styles and supplies several million pairs of shoes to a global client base each year. The business is able to respond quickly to fashion trends, adapting designs to appeal to a mass-market audience. The management of Unlimited Footwear Group, the Netherlands-based company engaged in the design, sourcing and distribution of footwear, has acquired the company in a management buyout transaction, backed by Equistone Partners Europe Fund IV, the UK-based private equity fund of Equistone Partners Europe Limited, the UK-based private equity firm, for an undisclosed consideration. The transaction presents greater opportunities to Unlimited Footwear for new partnerships with third-party brands and enables it to further penetrate markets in North America as well as Central and Southern Europe.
*Deal was executed by current Raiffeisen Corporate Finance team members under the J. Safra Sarasin umbrella, prior to joining MidCap/Raiffeisen.