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Oakley parent to buy Brazilian eyewear company

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Oakley parent company Luxottica is making an acquisition in Brazil. Shop-eat-surf file photo.
By Tiffany Montgomery
December 01, 2011 6:34 AM

 

Luxottica, the owner of Oakley, Ray-Ban and many other brands, said this morning that it is buying a Brazilian eyewear company called Grupo Tecnol.

 

Tecnol, with annual revenue of 90 million Euros, owns a production plant, manages house and licensed brands, has a strong wholesale business, and owns a 90-store retail chain.

 

Luxottica said the move with strengthen its presence in Brazil, currently a top 10 wholesale country for the company. Luxottica believes Brazil will become a top five country after the acquisition.

 

Luxottica has targeted Brazil, along with China, India, Mexico and Turkey, for major growth and investment initiatives.

 

 

 

 


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