Three for Clergerie. The French shoe brand, which employs 150 people, has been in receivership since 29 March. A few days ago (Wednesday, 24 May 2023), the Commercial Court of Paris gave the suitors another three weeks to improve their bids. The new deadline is set for 14 June. The court mentioned the existence of a fourth bid, which was, however, denied by the alleged bidding company.
Three are running for Clergerie
There will still be to wait to know the fate of the brand Clergerie. Founded in 1981 by Robert Clergerie, the brand is now owned by the Mirabaud Patrimoine Vivant fund. But since the end of last March, it has been in receivership. Le Monde writes that three bids arrived at the Parisian court, that will have to choose the most advantageous offer. The first is from Belgian company Optakare, led by the entrepreneur Karim Redjal, which has just taken over André shops. The second offer came from Tunisian entrepreneur Philippe Sayada. The third proposal came from American group Titan Industries, a shoe manufacturer founded in 1988 in California.
The mystery of the fourth bid
During the hearing, a fourth offer emerged, which would have come from Renaissance Luxury Group, a specialist in restructuring companies. Contacted by Le Monde, however, the company denied having “submitted an offer”. The employees, in particular the 90 working at the Romans-sur-Isère production site, will have to wait with bated breath until 14 June. Unless there is a further postponement.
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