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February 2, 2017

Berkshire Partners invests in accessories retailer Kendra Scott

US-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has completed its investment in fashion accessories brand Kendra Scott Design.

US-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has completed its investment in fashion accessories brand Kendra Scott Design.

Kendra Scott Design founder and CEO Kendra Scott will continue to hold the majority of shares, while the company's senior officials will remain in their present roles. They will focus on the omnichannel presence of the brand.

Founded in 2002 in Austin, Texas, Kendra Scott Design provides an assortment of jewellery, accessories, home goods and beauty products.

Berkshire Partners managing director Kevin Callaghan said: “Kendra founded the company with a vision of deeply connecting with customers and local communities.

"We are impressed by how the company’s management team has fostered this meaningful connection and driven dramatic growth of the business.

"We are impressed by how the company’s management team has fostered this meaningful connection and driven dramatic growth of the business."

“We look forward to supporting Kendra and her team as they continue to build the Kendra Scott brand.”

Kendra Scott Design currently operates an e-commerce platform and more than 50 retail stores across 21 states, as well as has partnered with more than 600 speciality boutiques and retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s.

Commenting about Berkshire Partners, Scott said: “Their expertise in working with consumer and fashion brands, their collaborative culture and their long-term approach to investing are a great fit for our company.”

The brand also manages an innovative jewellery customisation platform, Kendra Scott Color Bar, in all its stores.

Founded in 1986, Berkshire Partners has made more than 115 investments across consumer and retail, communications, business services, industrials and healthcare sectors.


Image: Kendra Scott. Photo: courtesy of Jhstanley via Wikipedia.