Press Release | Richter acted exclusive seller and tax advisor to Rubino Shoes Inc.

April 2024 – Richter acted as exclusive seller and tax advisor to Rubino Shoes Inc., a leading footwear retailer of branded products to families across Quebec, in the context of the acquisition of Rubino Shoes Inc. by Designer Brands Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Designer Brands Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, producers and retailers of branded footwear and accessories.

This transaction was led by Joe Lo Dico, Ben Campagnale, Yi Ming Zhou, and supported by George Angelopoulos, tax advisor. Richter would like to congratulate Rubino family and the entire Rubino team, and wishes continued success to Rubino Shoes Inc. and Designer Brands Canada Inc.

About Richter

Richter is a Business | Family Office that provides strategic advice on business matters and on families’ financial and personal objectives across generations. With close to 100 years of experience advising at the intersection of family and business, Richter has developed an integrated approach to help business owners find sustainable success. Whether business, personal, or both, Richter is uniquely positioned to address the needs of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, private clients, business owners and business families and help them chart a clear path to shape their legacy for the future. Founded in 1926, Richter’s 600-person multidisciplinary team continuously innovates to create value for our people, clients, and community in Canada and in the US.

About Rubino Shoes Inc.

Rubino Shoes Inc. is a Quebec family owned business, offering the best brands, at the lowest prices, for women, men and children that has been operating for over 35 years. Now, with over 30 stores in the province, Rubino Shoes Inc .offers a selection that includes exclusively products from recognized brands such as Nike, Birkenstock, Dr. Martens, Blundstone, Reebok, Adidas, Converse, Michael Kors and much more.

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About Designer Brands

Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories.

The primary concept, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, offers brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories. The first store opened in 1991 in Dublin, Ohio. Today, DSW operates nearly 500 stores in 54 states. Designer Brands also operates The Shoe Company in Canada, which provides a convenient footwear solution for the whole family, as well as DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse – nearly 150 locations in all.

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