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Kering Eyewear sets sights on Maui Jim

Michael Flaherty
Mar 15, 2022
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Isabelle Huppert and Salma Hayek attend Kering Women in motion lunch in 2017. Photo: Getty Images

Kering Eyewear agreed to acquire Maui Jim in a cross-border deal that continues to put a spotlight on the red hot luxury sector.

Why it's important: None of the macro economic or financing factors noted above seem to be significantly impacting the luxury sector, which keeps growing and spinning new deals. Go deeper (<1 min. read)

  • Financial figures were not disclosed. Analysts suggest Maui Jim's annual sales are between $330 million and $385 million.

Context: Kering plans to roll out the Maui Jim lens technology to its other eyewear brands, which include Gucci, Cartier and Lindberg, Vogue Business reports.

  • Vogue adds that Kering rival LVMH is also shifting eyewear in-house, with the acquisition of the remaining stake in Thélios last December.
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