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LVMH and Assouline

May 2013

LVMH group, the world leader in luxury goods, has acquired a minority equity interest in Assouline, a publisher of luxury illustrated books, to support the company’s international expansion.

Ohana & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Assouline and its shareholders.

 

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