Partner, Lion Capital
“We don’t want to reinvent the product, otherwise why would we have bought All Saints?” said Lyndon Lea in an interview with Drapers earlier this year. US-based private equity house Lion Capital threw the premium fashion retailer a lifeline back in May 2011, paying £105m for the business and rescuing it from administration at the eleventh hour. Since then, Lea has set about getting the business “back on track”, a process that has involved several key appointments including the promotion of Wil Beedle to chief creative director and William Kim, who joined the company as chief executive from Burberry.
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