Globe-Trotter

Sector
Consumer
Fund
Fund III
Year
2020
Location
UK / Japan
Status
Current

Globe-Trotter is a British luxury luggage brand producing hand-crafted, world-renowned suitcases.

Key facts

Founded in

1897

with production still done by hand in England

Revenue

>25%

share from digital channels

Collaborations

10+

including Tiffany, Casablanca, Saint-Laurent, Golf le Fleur

Founded in 1897, Globe-Trotter's world-renowned suitcases are known for their distinguished design and construction, with products that are handcrafted in the UK by skilled artisans, using original manufacturing methods and machinery.

Globe Trotter

Our investment 

We acquired a majority stake in the business in March 2020, with the intention to strengthen Globe-Trotter’s positioning in the luxury travel luggage market, with continued online and offline expansion, product innovation leadership and operational excellence.

Quote Toshiyasu Takubo

Having owned and developed Globe-Trotter for over 20 years, I am very happy to have found an experienced and supportive partner in Oakley to help accelerate the growth of the brand in the coming years.

Toshiyasu Takubo

CEO Globe-Trotter

Market dynamics

The luxury travel goods market has achieved strong historical growth of 5% p.a., driven by global macro and luxury travel trends.

Whilst the Covid pandemic proved to be challenging for most businesses, both the luxury and travel goods markets have proved to be resilient and have rebounded following previous major global crises and recessions.

With a loyal and influential customer base, including celebrities, royals and socialites who are willing to spend on luxury consumption, Globe-Trotter is well placed to become a global player.

Our origination network helps us source investments others cannot. Often, we are the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies.

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