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February 10, 2016 1:06 PM ET

Specialty Retail

Company Overview of Douglas Holding AG

Company Overview

Douglas Holding AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates specialty stores in Germany and internationally. Its stores offer perfumeries, including cosmetics and skincare products; books; jewelry, watches, and clocks; women’s fashion apparel; and confectionery products. The company operates approximately 1,190 perfumeries under the Douglas brand name; 296 bookstores under the Thalia brand name; 210 jewelry stores under the Christ brand name; 13 fashion stores under the AppelrathCüpper brand name; and 235 confectionary stores under the Hussel brand name. Douglas Holding AG also provides its products through online shops. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Hagen, Germany...

Kabeler Strasse 4

Hagen,  58099


Founded in 1949

23,623 Employees


49 2 331 6900


49 23 3169 0271

Key Executives for Douglas Holding AG

Chief Executive Officer and Member of The Executive Board
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer and Member of The Executive Board
Head of Investor Relations and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Head of Taxes
Head of Group Auditing & Risk Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Douglas Holding AG Key Developments

Douglas Reportedly Plans IPO In 2015

Douglas Holding AG plans a stock market listing in 2015, consisting of a sale of existing shares and a capital increase of around €70 million, in what would mark its return as a publicly listed company. The initial public offering may take place as soon as within four weeks and the sale of shares may be worth at least €1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The owners plan to sell at least a third of the shares, although the amount has not yet been decided, a source familiar with the matter said, confirming a report in German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Kreke family would retain stake in Douglas.

Advent Plans An IPO For Douglas

Advent International Corporation is planning an IPO for Douglas Holding AG. Advent`s reportedly plans to focus on a floatation, but the investor will also consider takeover offers.

Douglas Reportedly Drops Thalia Sale Plans

Douglas Holding AG has shelved the plans to sell Thalia Holding GmbH. Since none of the interested parties was ready to pay the asked price, Douglas dropped the plans, German Manager Magazin reported, citing company sources.

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