Vesa acquires 6% share in Foot Locker

19. 5. 2020

Vesa Equity Investment S.à.r.l. (Vesa) purchased a 6% share in Foot Locker, Inc. After the acquisitions of shares in British company Royal Mail and American retail chain Macy´s, this is already the third significant foreign acquisition within one month. Foot Locker established in 1974 in New York is nowadays with more than 2,500 stores around the globe the world´s leading athletic apparel retailer mainly specializing in sneakers.

Vesa is owned by two investors Patrik Tkáč (47%) and Daniel Křetínský (53%) who also exercises control over the company. In September 2019, Vesa became a significant shareholder in Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA, and in May 2020, announced its entry into the British company Royal Mail and the American retail chain Macy´s.