Omnes Capital's exits: Gérard Darel

Sector 
Consumer goods
Entry Date 
06/2008
Exit Date 
02/2016
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€190 million in 2014

Gérard Darel

Mid/upscale ready-to-wear womenswear

The Gerard Darel fashion house was founded in the early 1970s by Gerard and Danièle Gerbi.
Using muses that are the very embodiment of refinement and elegance, such as Christy Turlington, Brooke Shields, Stephanie Seymour and Charlotte Gainsbourg, the French brand offers timeless fashion featuring sophisticated, modern and stylish designs. The banner now has a network of 310 points of sale in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, North America and China. In July 2008, Advent International together with the group’s founders and management acquired the company through a leveraged buy-out. Mezzanis supported the deal as lead arranger of €35 million in mezzanine financing.