M&As this week: FirsTime Design, AION Capital Partners, JD Sports Fashion


FirsTime Design has announced plans to acquire mattresses and furniture distributor InnerSpace Luxury Products.

FirsTime Design is a decorative home decor products designer, marketer and distributor. The acquisition will enable the company to expand its business.

Both the companies involved in the acquisition are based in the US.

Private equity firm AION Capital Partners has announced plans to purchase a stake in retail holding company Future Corporate Resources Limited (FCRL).

"The acquisition is expected to complement JD Sports’ existing outdoor product portfolio."

The acquisition will provide AION with access to Future Group’s retail chains.

Both the entities involved in the acquisition are based in India.

JD Sports Fashion's £112m proposal to acquire outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Go Outdoors Topco has been approved by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

The acquisition is expected to complement JD Sports’ existing outdoor product portfolio.

The acquirer is a branded sportswear and fashionwear retailer, and both entities involved in the acquisition are based in the UK.