Current portfolio

Eton

A leading global premium men’s shirt brand, offering shirts and directly linked accessories

Eton has historically operated a wholesale-based route to market strategy, but with growing share of own distribution channels (own online store and brand stores).

  • Sector
    Consumer goods
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Fund
    EQT VII
  • Entry
    2016
  • Web
12

Private Capital

Eton

  • Societal Contribution

  • 12Responsible consumption and production
  • 13Climate action
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About Eton
Eton was founded by Annie and David Pettersson in Gånghester, Sweden in 1928. Since its inception, the company has solely been focused on making superior quality shirts. The company was early proven outside Sweden and the Nordic region, evident by its entrance into the United Kingdom in the 1950s. Eton has since grown with a highly reputable customer base comprising some of the world’s most exclusive department stores and retailers in Europe and North America. The expansion has accelerated during recent years, with the introduction of its own online store and selective openings of own brand stores. Eton is today serving its customers in more than 50 countries.

Market trends and drivers
Eton operates in a large and resilient niche of the apparel market with recurring customers due to the products’ staple characteristics and high customer loyalty. The men’s premium shirt market is characterized by structural growth and higher protection against traditional apparel risks (such as fashion and weather risks). Market growth is driven by the evolution of middle class boosting premium demand and continued economic growth.

Investment potential
Focus on accelerating growth through omni-channel transformation to benefit from attractive secular (e-commerce) trends. Focus for Eton is continued geographical growth, strategic collaborations with wholesale partners and to further develop its own online store as growth engine.

Board of directors

  • Chairperson
    Peter Sjölander
  • Board member
    Erika Henriksson
  • Board member
    Albert Gustafsson
  • Board member
    Gustaf Öhrn
  • Board member
    Ian Tansley
  • Board member
    Denise Fender

Management

  • CEO
    David Thörewik
  • CFO
    Henrik Henriksson
  • Global Sales Director
    Erik Wilkinson