The owner of SMCP said on Wednesday it had started legal proceedings against companies serving bondholders it alleged were seeking to take control of the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot owner at a low price.
With Topsoho likely unable to repay the €250 million bond debt that matured on Tuesday, its creditors could acquire a 53% stake in Topsoho-owned SMCP, only to perhaps decide to sell it, as FashionNetwork.com has learned.
European Topsoho, owner of the SMCP group and a subsidiary of China's troubled Shandong Ruyi group, seems unable to repay its bond debt maturing on Tuesday, and its creditors might acquire a stake in the company.
SMCP's full year and final quarter continued to be impacted by lockdowns around the world that drove sales downwards. But digital strength, new stores and a nascent recovery in China are reasons to be cheerful.
French premium fashion retailer SMCP has named LVMH’s Patricia Huyghues Despointes as its new CFO, a key role in normal times but even more so as companies grapple with the finance issues created by the pandemic.