Experienced Capital and 360 Capital Partners have invested in Le Slip Français. Financial terms weren’t announced. Le Slip Français, of Paris, is an underwear and swimwear retailer.
French underwear retailer Le Slip Français announces a partnership with Experienced Capital to go global
- Le Slip Français to launch four markets across Europe and Asia by the end of 2018
- Company reached € 8M in revenue in 2016 and growing exponentially
Paris, Wednesday 26 October 2016 – French underwear and swimwear retailer Le Slip Français announces today that French retail and affordable luxury specialized fund Experienced Capital just invested in the company for an undisclosed amount, with a contribution from 360 Capital Partners, its original investor. The funds will be used to boost the company’s growth in France, expand to new markets in Europe and Asia in the next two years, and broaden its product range with a special focus on womenswear.
“Today’s partnership is a significant milestone for Le Slip Français’s growth,” says Le Slip Français Founder Guillaume Gibault. “Experienced Capital have a proven track record of helping family owned retail businesses, and affordable luxury firms build their brand and scale; the fund is young, and built around entrepreneurial values that are invaluable to our business at this stage of its development. The partnership will allow Le Slip Français to structure its growth, and scale the business to become a leader in affordable luxury goods.»
With € 8M in revenue in 2016 alone, the company aims to become the number one online retailer for men and women’s underwear and swimwear. Founded in 2011, Le Slip Français offers high quality products, exclusively made in France, and sold majoritarily online. In addition to the online store which accounts for 70% of total revenue, Le Slip Français currently has three highstreet stores in Paris, as well as several distributors across France. The company plans to scale across four markets – two in Europe and two in Asia – with a focus on online sales channels.
« Le Slip Français is an exceptional brand and has the potential to become a leader in its segment,” says Frédéric Biousse, partner at Experienced Capital. “Guillaume Gibault embodies the new generation of French entrepreneurs, who are creating value and reshaping entire industries with a fresh approach, a natural and down to earth attitude, and a touch of fun. We are delighted to partner with him and his team to help scale Le Slip Français across France and internationally.»
“Since investing in Le Slip Français in early 2015, we have been amazed by the team’s ability to deliver on their goals, and the speed at which they’ve managed to scale,” said Emanuele Levi, Partner at 360 Capital Partners. “This fresh round will allow the company to take on the next challenges including a new product range dedicated to women, and an ambitious international rollout in Europe and Asia. 360 Capital Partners has a track record of helping startups scale from seed-stage onwards, and we’re delighted to accompany Le Slip Français on the next phase of their journey.”
About Le Slip Français
Founded in 2011 by Guillaume Gibault, Le Slip Français offers underwear, swimwear and accessories for men and women. The range of high quality garments, exclusively made in France, are sold online, through three high street boutiques in Paris, and via distribution partners across France. www.leslipfrancais.fr
About Experienced Capital Partners
Experienced Capital Partners SAS (ECP) is a € 78M fund dedicated to retail and affordable luxury brands. The firm was created in 2016 by repeat entrepreneurs Frédéric Biousse, Elie Kouby and Emmanuel Pradère.
About 360 Capital Partners
360 Capital Partners is an investment firm focused on multi-stage venture capital, growing companies from seed stage to exit. The firms currently has 300M€ total funds under management, and invests in France, in Italy and across Europe from its offices in Paris, Milan, London and Berlin.www.360capitalpartners.com