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Richemont acquires Buccelatti

30 september 2019

richemont_logo_2.pngRichemont has announced that it acquired 100% of Buccellati Holding Italia S.p.A., the owner of Buccellati, the renowned Italian jewellery Maison, in a private transaction with Gangtai Group Corporation Limited, a privately held conglomerate, which captures the growth in the consumer, culture, finance, and health industries.
Buccellati was founded in Milan in 1919 by Mario Buccellati. All its jewellery pieces are handcrafted with techniques dating back to the Renaissance, in Buccellati’s four in-house workshops, all located in Italy. Buccellati is also active in the fields of watchmaking and silverware.
Commenting on the acquisition, Johann Rupert, Chairman of Richemont, said: “Distinguished by strong heritage, craftsmanship and family spirit, Buccellati is one of the few Maisons in the dynamic branded jewellery market which is complementary to our existing jewellery Maisons, in terms of style, origins and craftsmanship. Buccellati meets the needs of today’s customers who are looking for creative jewellery, with a highly distinctive style.”
The transaction closed on 26 September 2019 and will have no material financial impact on Richemont’s consolidated net assets or operating result for the year ending 31 March 2020. 


Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau