Ferragamo Finanziaria sold a 3.5% stake in the Florence-based group in an accelerated book building process. Since launching a strategic plan last year to boost its appeal to a younger clientele and reverse falling sales and profitability, the group has issued a profit warning and Chief Executive, Eraldo Poletto has left the company. 

It has since battled to reverse falling sales and profitability, partly due to a clean-up of inventories. 

The founding family, which now holds around 65% of the group, has repeatedly ruled out any idea it might sell its controlling stake.

Source: Reuters