Cavalli owner hires Rothschild to find minority partner

Private equity Clessidra has hired Rothschild to look into the option of finding a minority partner for fashion group Roberto Cavalli to help fund growth, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, confirming earlier press reports.

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Clessidra owns 90 percent of Roberto Cavalli through the vehicle Varenne.
Rothschild declined to comment.

In September a Clessidra manager said the fund had no plans to leave Cavalli capital.

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