Some Case Studies
Quarto advised the outstanding Australian loose tea company, T2tea, in their quest for a U.S. retail partner. The Quarto team, led by Howard Kreitzman head of the New York office, introduced T2tea to Bloomingdales and assisted with the extensive negotiations which has led to the initial opening of four T2 installations in 59th. Street, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Quarto’s Jennifer McCormick worked with T2 is developing the scaled down version of their retail format for the relevant spaces in Bloomingdales.
Tie Rack/Rolling Luggage
Quarto advised RCapital in their successful acquisition of Tie Rack/Rolling Luggage from the Fingen Group.
Quarto have been retained by MCS Apparel, formerly Marlboro Classics, to advise on managing their change from a wholesale driven to a retail driven business. In addition advise on the steps needed to increase sales and full price check out.
Adrianna Papell is the U.S’s. leading producer of occasion, evening and “desk to dinner” dresses. Quarto Advisors, in conjunction with its New York partners, were retained by Adrianna Papell to advice on its international expansion. Quarto and its partners successfully launched A.P. into John Lewis, House of Fraser, Karstadt, Peek & Cloppenburg, El Corte Ingles and David Jones in Australia. Their business is thriving and growing in all of those stores.
In 2011 Quarto Advisors was retained by Adrianna Papell to advise on the establishment of a London based company to manage their U.K./European business. Quarto acquired offices, warehouse and showroom and put together a leading management team. The business has flourished producing a significant EBITDA in its first year of existence.
A major U.K. bank
Quarto Advisors carried out a detailed Independent Bank Review of a large U.K. retail company on behalf of a major U.K. bank.
Quarto Advisors was retained by Coach, one of the World’s leading luxury brands, to establish a panel of prospective partners for Coach in looking to develop business in the U.K. Coach successfully launched in the U.K. in Westfield Mall in the Summer of 2011 followed shortly afterwards by the opening of their flagship store in New Bond Street.
Quarto Advisors are retained by Emerisque Brands, a leading Anglo/U.S./Asian fund, in assessing investment/acquisition opportunities within the U.K. retail sector.
Quarto advised Joules on the development of its international business in general and the U.S. in particular. Quarto established Joules within Von Maur the leading Mid West department store group, where Joules business is expanding. Quarto was also retained by Joules to advise on the development of their internal structures and system to facilitate significant international growth. Further opportunities are now under discussion.
Quarto Advisors have been retained by Lipsy over a number of years to advise on their very successful international expansion. Quarto negotiated a highly innovative “hybrid” arrangement for Lipsy with Myer Australia where they are now featured in all sixty seven Myer doors. Lipsy was awarded “Myer Supplier of the Year” in 2012.