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Dr. Martens Owner Working With Goldman Sachs to Weigh Options

  • Permira also working with advisers at Robert W. Baird
  • Options could include an IPO or sale of the business next year
Dr. Martens store in Covent Gardens in London.
Dr. Martens store in Covent Gardens in London.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Buyout firm Permira is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Robert W. Baird & Co. as it explores options for iconic British bootmaker Dr. Martens, people familiar with the matter said.

Permira is in the early stages of considering options including a sale or IPO of the business, according to the people. It is targeting an exit in 2020, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.