Inter Parfums, Inc. entered into a 10.5-year exclusive worldwide license to create, produce and distribute perfumes and related products under London-based luxury lingerie brand, Agent Provocateur. The agreement commences on Aug. 1, 2013 and runs through Dec. 31, 2023. Financo LLC acted as the financial advisor to Inter Parfums USA in connection with this transaction.
The company plans to launch its first fragrance under the Agent Provocateur brand featuring iconic packaging in 2014. In addition, Inter Parfums will take over distribution of selected fragrances within the brand’s perfume portfolio and plans to revitalize the Agent Provocateur signature scent.
Founded in 1994 by Joseph Corré, and Serena Rees and acquired by the private equity firm, 3i Group plc in 2007, Agent Provocateur is an iconic, globally-recognized brand, breaking new ground with every collection and rightfully earning its place as a benchmark brand in the world of lingerie. It is a brand that is confident, sensual and irreverent. Agent Provocateur celebrates and empowers women with a unique brand image renowned for being provocative and yet always leaving something to the imagination.
In recent years, Agent Provocateur has been opening doors at a steady growth and plans to continue to grow its door count, especially in Asia. Currently, its products which extend into swimwear, bridal and accessories, are sold globally at nearly 80 doors in 26 countries, which include its own boutiques, shop-in-shops within the finest department stores and specialty retailers, as well as on www.agentprovocateur.com.