The Carlyle Group Acquires 10% stake in Chinese home textile company Luolai Lifestyle Technology
Shanghai, China – Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has acquired a 10% stake in Luolai Lifestyle Technology Co., Ltd., a home textile company in China. Equity for the investment came from Carlyle Asia Partners V, Carlyle’s flagship $6.55 billion Asia fund focused on buyout and strategic investments across a range of sectors in Asia Pacific.
Founded in 1992, Luolai is a top player in China’s home textile industry. The company engages in the research and development, design, manufacture and sale of home textile products. Over the past 20 years, Luolai has established a retail network with almost 3,000 stores across 31 provinces and cities in China. It operates under its own brands, such as LUOLAI and LOVO, and has acquired and served as an agent for approximately 20 brands. Luolai was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in September 2009 (SZSE stock code: 002293).
Jason Xue, President of Luolai, said, “We are delighted to partner with Carlyle and look forward to leveraging the advantages of its global network and deep industry experience. We will work closely with Carlyle to execute new business strategies, further expand and grow our online and offline businesses, and capture future growth opportunities in China’s home textile industry.”
Nina Gong, Managing Director of Carlyle’s Asia Buyout advisory team, said, “Luolai is China’s top home textile provider with a strong and complimentary brand portfolio with high-quality products and an extensive store network. We believe that rising disposable income in China and the ‘consumption upgrade’ process will continue to deliver healthy growth in the home textile industry and for Luolai. We will leverage our expertise and portfolio in the consumer and industrial sectors to help the company expand its store network, enhance supply chain efficiency and brand equity.”
As one of the first and most active international private equity investors in China, Carlyle has invested more than US$9 billion of equity in over 100 transactions in China as of December 31, 2018.
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