Xavier Marie

Founded more than 30 years ago, Eric Bompard Group has 56 stores, sells 500,000 items per year and is renowned for the quality of its materials. The group has expanded internationally and is now the foremost European retailer of cashmere for women, men and children.


Sector: Consumer Investment date: 2018 Apax position: Reference shareholder Activity: Development
Why did we invest?

Eric Bompard is a strong brand, recognised as France’s undisputed expert in cashmere. Its network of directly operated stores, in France and abroad, all profitable, has proven the quality and strength of its business model. The brand is positioned in the “affordable luxury” segment, which is highly growing in the clothing market.

How do we intend to create value?

The investment thesis is based on accelerating the brand’s development by capitalising on its position as the undisputed expert in cashmere. The growth strategy will focus on three areas: a significant work on the collection and user experience, the strengthening the group’s international presence and finally important investments in digitalisation and online sales.