Leisure, Retail & Distribution

Arcadia – Vision Group

Vision Group S.p.A. is the leading Italian retail network of optical stores. The company manages more than 1.500 stores, mainly through franchising contracts, under 6 brands: VisionOttica, the premium brand of the company; Vision Service; VisionIS; Optical Master Club; Eurovista; the recently launched Jekoo, exclusively dedicated to house brands.

The group is growing rapidly: +60% of managed stores and +35% of consolidated revenues in three years.

Arcadia S.G.R. is an independent management-controlled private equity firm based in Milan, specialized in equity investments in Italian SMEs.

Cross Border was chosen as exclusive advisor by the owners and managers of Vision Group because of its track record and know how of the optical market. It assisted Vision Group S.p.A. in the development of a market strategy and of a detailed business plan and in the structuring of the transaction, managing the selection process of the best financial sponsor, to support the growth plan of the network with a capital increase.