ROME Jan 12 The investment of Italian
businessman Andrea Bonomi in Tod's will not change the
luxury goods maker's industrial plan or its shareholding
structure, the group Chairman and Chief Executive Diego Della
Valle said on Thursday.
"Nothing will change," Della Valle told reporters on the
sidelines of a conference in Rome.
Bonomi picked up a 3 percent stake in Tod's through his
Strategic Capital fund, to support long-term growth at the
group, which is still trying to find an equilibrium between its
core shoe business and higher-margin leather goods and clothing.
Della Valle said the share acquisition by Bonomi was
positive for the shoemaker and that the entrepreneur "did well".
(Reporting by Alberto Sisto, writing by Giulia Segreti, editing
by Francesca Landini)