Year: 2016

Industry: Specialty Retail

Service: Strategic Advisory

Geography: International

Financo Advises Majid Al Futtaim on Exclusive Licensing Agreement with American Girl

Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) hired Financo to source iconic brands for Middle East licensing and roll-out. In this case, Financo assisted MAF in reaching an exclusive retail/license agreement with Mattel’s American Girl brand for retail stores, product distribution and e-commerce in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Gatar, Bahrain and Oman. Founded in 1992, MAF is a leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to operating shopping malls, hotels, cinemas and entertainment centers, Majid Al Fattaim also owns the rights to The LEGO store in the Middle East and is parent to a fashion retail business representing brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints and Lululemon.

As exclusive financial advisor, Financo used its extensive relationships and industry expertise to create a unique partnership.

  • 2016

This transaction was completed prior to Raymond James’ acquisition of Financo.