French businessman Thierry Le Guénic has expanded his retail holdings once again with the acquisition of Burton of London, a popular men’s and women’s ready-to-wear retailer. The acquisition has been given the green light by the competition watchdog, allowing Le Guénic to add Burton of London to his growing portfolio.

Le Guénic has been on a buying spree in the retail sector recently, having recently purchased furniture retailer Habitat and other fashion brands such as Chevignon, Maison Lejaby, Cosmo Paris, and San Marina. This latest acquisition further solidifies his presence in the industry.

Burton of London was originally a UK brand but made its mark in France in 1981. The brand was later acquired by the Rallye group in 1991 and then taken over by Omnium in 2001. At the time of the acquisition, Burton of London had 65 stores in France and generated €84 million in revenue.

Under the leadership of president Anne-Laure Couplet, Burton of London has continued to thrive. In 2017, the brand reported revenue of approximately €100 million with 130 stores across the country. The specific details of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but it is clear that Le Guénic sees great potential in the brand’s future.

Omnium, the previous owner of Burton of London, also boasts other fashion retailers in its portfolio, including Devred 1902 and Bouchara.

[Here](https://www.burton.fr/) is the official website of Burton of London.
[Here](http://www.omnium-group.fr/) is the official website of Omnium.