Saturday, January 17, 2009

BIGGEST FASHION & WINE Conglomerate LVMH • Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy

LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A. (Euronext: MC), usually shortened to LVMH, is a French holding company and one of the world's largest luxury goods conglomerates. It is the parent of around 60 sub-companies that each manage a small number of prestigious brands. These daughter companies are, to a large extent, run autonomously. The group was formed after mergers brought together champagne producer Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, a leading manufacturer of cognac. In 1987, they merged with fashion house Louis Vuitton to form the current group.
The group is partly owned by the Christian Dior group, and Bernard Arnault is Chairman and CEO of both companies. His successful integration of various famous aspirational brands into the group has inspired other luxury companies into doing the same. Thus Gucci (now part of the French conglomerate PPR) and Richemont have also created extended portfolios of luxury brands. The oldest of the LVMH brands is wine producer Château d'Yquem, which dates its origins back to 1593.

LVMH's brands include:
Company Sector Acquisition Date
10 Cane Rum Wines and spirits
Onboard Media, Inc. Integrated Media
Belvedere Wines and spirits
Chopin vodka Wines and spirits
Cape Mentelle Wines and spirits
Estates and Wines Wines and spirits
Château d'Yquem Wines and spirits
Cloudy Bay Vineyards Wines and spirits
Hennessy Wines and spirits
Krug Wines and spirits
Mercier Wines and spirits 1970
Moët et Chandon (including Dom Pérignon) Wines and spirits
MountAdam Wines and spirits
Newton Wines and spirits
Ruinart Wines and spirits
Veuve Clicquot Wines and spirits
Glenmorangie (including Ardbeg and Glen Moray) Wines and spirits
Wenjun Wines and spirits
Chaumet Watches and jewellery 1999
Dior Watches Watches and jewellery
Fred Joaillier Watches and jewellery 1995
TAG Heuer Watches and jewellery 1999
Zenith International S.A. Watches and jewellery 1999
Hublot Watches and jewellery 2008
Louis Vuitton Fashion and leather goods
Fendi Fashion and leather goods
Berluti Fashion and leather goods 1993
Celine Fashion and leather goods 1996
Thomas Pink Fashion and leather goods 2001
Donna Karan New York (DKNY) Fashion and leather goods 2001
eLuxury Fashion and leather goods
Emilio Pucci Fashion and leather goods 2000
Givenchy Fashion and leather goods 1993
Kenzo Fashion and leather goods 1993
Loewe Fashion and leather goods 1996
Marc Jacobs Fashion and leather goods
El corte ingles Fashion and leather goods and Retailing
DFS Selective Retailing Retailing
Sephora Retailing
La Samaritaine Retailing
Le Bon Marché Retailing 1998
Miami Cruiseline(Starboard Cruise Services] Retailing
Parfums Christian Dior Perfumes and cosmetics
Guerlain Perfumes and cosmetics
Parfums Givenchy Perfumes and cosmetics 1988
Kenzo Parfums Perfumes and cosmetics
Acqua di Parma Perfumes and cosmetics 2001, September
BeneFit Cosmetics Perfumes and cosmetics 1999
Fresh Perfumes and cosmetics 2000
Perfumes Loewe Perfumes and cosmetics 1996
Make Up For Ever Perfumes and cosmetics 1999
Labrosse et Dupont Perfumes and cosmetics
Connaissance des Arts Other activities
Groupe Les Echos Other activities
Radio Classique Other activities