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Essilor, Luxottica to merge in €22.8B deal

NRF Global SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017

France-based lensmaker Essilor International has sealed a deal to acquire high-end Italian eyewear maker and retailer Luxottica Group in a stock deal valued at around €22.8 billion, the companies said. The new company, to be called EssilorLuxottica, will command over €15 billion in revenue from its operations, including Luxottica-owned retailers Sunglass Hut and Lenscrafters. Bloomberg (15 Jan.)


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