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Inter Parfums (IPAR)-Emanuel Ungaro Deal to Fuel Growth

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Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR - Free Report) is on track to expand its business through new licenses or acquisitions. Per latest developments, the company, through its recently created subsidiary Interparfums Italia signed a 10-year exclusive global licensing agreement with Emanuel Ungaro. The partnership is aimed at creating, developing and distributing fragrances and fragrance-related products under the Emanuel Ungaro brand. The agreement also covers home fragrance, cosmetics, skincare and travel amenities. The deal, which includes a five-year renewal option, is effective beginning Jan 1, 2022.

A popular global brand Ungaro is a perfect combination of Italian creativity and craftsmanship with French luxury and execution. Ungaro is committed to producing and distributingits legacy scents like Diva. The company plans to unveil a new fragrance built around disruptive design in 2023. Hence, the well-known global brand coupled with Inter Parfums’ expertise and dedication is likely to bolster growth across its business.

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Speaking of acquisitions and initiativesto boost business,Inter Parfums recently finalized the agreement with Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. Per the agreement, Inter Parfums now holds the exclusive worldwide license for the production and distribution of Salvatore Ferragamo brand perfumes. Through the addition of the Ferragamo brand, Inter Parfums will be able to further develop its business in the world of fashion and luxury. The popular luxury brand coupled with Inter Parfums’ creativity, competence and commercial expertise is likely to bolster growth across the fragrance market.

In September, Inter Parfums entered into a long-term global licensing agreement with G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (GIII - Free Report) — to create, develop and distribute fragrances and related items under brands like DKNY and Donna Karan. The license is likely to come into effect on Jul 1, 2022, for Inter Parfums.

G-III Apparel designs, sources and markets women's and men's apparel globally. The company has been experiencing strength in the outerwear business for a while. GIII is steadily investing in data analytics capabilities to better know the consumers across channels and boost their shopping experiences.

Coming back to Inter Parfums, it is benefiting from the strategic partnerships with Origines-parfums and Moncler SpA. In July 2020, Inter Parfums’ majorly-owned subsidiary Interparfums SA acquired 25% of Divabox’s capital, which is the owner of Origines-parfums, a renowned French company in the online beauty market. The deal enhances Inter Parfums’ fragrance line and product range as well as boosts digital development, courtesy of Origines-parfums’ solid customer expertise. Prior to this, Interparfums SA signed an agreement with luxury brand Moncler SpA in June 2020. The deal gave Inter Parfums rights to fragrance-related items in Monclermono brand stores along with a few other specialty shops, department stores and duty-free shops.

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