Première Vision to acquire Eurovet "fashion" shows

premiere visionPremière Vision S.A., a leading worldwide organiser of trade shows for the fashion industry, and Eurovet SAS, a leading worldwide organiser of trade shows for the lingerie-swimwear sector, have just signed an agreement which should in the coming weeks, after all required approvals have been obtained, lead to the acquisition by Première Vision of the Eurovet “fashion” shows. This action comprises the fashion manufacturing shows Fatex, Zoom by Fatex, and “Made in France” by Fatex, as well as Tissu Premier and Collections, shows dedicated to fabrics and products positioned around the short term and updating. This represents a group of 8 shows per year, organised in both Paris and Lille (France).

Serving textile professionals, Première Vision and Eurovet, particularly due to their respective ownership structures, believe this action will strengthen the sector by making it possible to develop the full potential of the shows involved, which can thus more fully benefit from existing synergies within Première Vision’s portfolio of trade fairs.

With this acquisition, made through its subsidiary PV Manufacturing SAS, Première Vision brings its portfolio of fashion industry trade shows from 24 to 32 operations per year in 6 countries. It thus rounds out its existing businesses in yarns and fibres (Expofil), fabrics (Première Vision), textile designs (Indigo) and accessories (Modamont) by an entry in the downstream sector, a business with the potential to provide additional service at its international events.

With Zoom by Fatex, Première Vision also more closely integrates the shows that make up Première Vision Pluriel, the major international event dedicated to fabrics and services for the fashion industry, showcasing nearly 2,000 exhibitors to 60,000 trade visitors from 100 countries in February and September at the Parc d’Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte. The company now organises 5 of the 6 shows brought together in this unique ensemble.

Eurovet, the leading trade show organiser for lingerie and swimwear brands and fabrics, will benefit from additional resources to accelerate its international development in other strategic and expanding world regions, in complement to Asia, where the company has had a presence since 2003, and the acquisition in 2012 of the U.S.- based Curvexpo.