SMCP’s shareholders met in a general meeting on Friday and dismissed the Chinese group’s representatives from the board. Christophe Chenut, Xavier Veret and Natalia Nicolaidis have been named in their place.
The Paris trade court has ruled in favour of the creditors of SMCP’s Chinese owners. The creditors hold a 29% stake in the fashion group and wanted to convene an AGM to solve the group's ownership issues.
A group of bondholders including asset manager BlackRock and an affiliate of private equity firm Carlyle has become the top shareholder in French fashion company SMCP, taking on a 29% equity stake it now wants to sell.
SMCP has had to deal with plenty of background ‘noise’ of late as issues around its parent company persist. But it’s remained laser-focused on driving sales back to more normal levels and saw some success in Q3.
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.
Shares of French fashion firm SMCP rose on Tuesday as the company inched towards an ownership change, prompting an analyst upgrade on expectations its financially strapped majority shareholder Shandong Ruyi.