Rapha’s buyout by Walmart heirs marks the first M&A deal for an activewear brand in the modern luxury category.
Rapha’s $261M purchase by Walmart heirs Steuart and Tom Walton puts an end to an ‘on again, off again’ sale saga that stretched across nine long months.
Tracksmith is opening up a new retail concept in one of Boston’s key shopping districts. The idea reminds us of Rapha’s Cycling Club (which is a good thing). (593 words)
He dove deeper into Rapha’s multi-pronged business approach, touching on hybrid retail, on being consumer-centric, and the power of brand’s subscription model. (692 words)
The leaked financials answer our biggest question about Rapha: Why exactly are their margins – £1.1M ($1.4M) on £48.8M ($62.1M) revenues for 2016 – so small? (998 words)
LVMH is in hot pursuit of London-based cycling brand Rapha. We’ve got details on the potential sale price — and what LVMH plans to do with them once acquired.
In a new regular feature, we take Fila from a low-end, discount sportswear producer, to an upmarket brand that celebrates is golden-era tennis pedigree and doubles down on technical innovation.