Fossil Group, Inc.

Fossil Group, Inc.

Fossil Group, Inc.

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Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Apparel & Footwear
Advertising & Marketing
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Luxury & Specialty Goods
Consumer Services

Company Description

Fossil is a global retailer specializing in the design, innovation, and marketing of fashion lifestyle and accessory products. At the heart of the Company’s vision is a commitment to fostering creativity and delivering the best in design through its two core businesses: Fossil brand; and a multi-brand watch business. The Fossil brand is rooted in authenticity and a distinctive vintage-inspired design aesthetic. With over 390 stores worldwide and a strong global e-commerce business, the brand is internationally known for its eclectic assortment of lifestyle and accessory items including watches, handbags, and clothing. The Company also creates fashion accessories for a number of other owned and licensed brands including MICHELE, Zodiac, Relic, Emporio Armani, DKNY, Armani Exchange, Michael Kors, Diesel, Burberry, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Adidas, Skagen Denmark, and Karl Lagerfeld. The Company is constantly developing its multi-brand portfolio through its core competencies in innovative branding, world-class design, and dynamic global distribution. Highlights Fossil’s diverse portfolio of world-class brands gives it a unique position in the global marketplace. Each core business yields high-margin profits, in addition to a growing and profitable retail segment. We at Fossil are actively committed to our brands, core values, and community. Our strategically-varied channels of distribution of aspiration lifestyle brands coupled with a strong balance sheet have contributed to our global success for over 25 years and provide significant opportunities for future growth. The Business Fossil is comprised of two core businesses: the Fossil brand, and a multi-brand watch business. We believe that the sustainable growth and success of the Company lies in this diversified business model, strengthened by the worldwide appeal of each of the constituent lifestyle brands. Brand Building We build world-class brands. Supported by the best talent in the industry, we specialize in developing the distinct design DNA that defines each brand. We then utilize our world-class global distribution network to bring our collections to life, strategically merchandising these curated product stories to further reinforce the unique strengths of each business

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Executive Vice President, Chief Brand Officer

Executive Vice President, EMEA

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Brands

Senior Vice President, Global Finance & Accounting & Chief Accounting Officer

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at Fossil Group, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & President at Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.

Chief Brand Officer at WW International, Inc.

CBA Dean's Office Executive in Residence at University of Akron

Former Professional at Target Corp.

Former Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at Levi Strauss & Co.

Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller at Cadbury Nigeria Plc

Director & Chief Growth Officer at Shiseido Group UK Ltd.

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Recent Transactions
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Google, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. purchase Fossil Group, Inc. /Smartwatch Asset from Fossil Group, Inc.

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Axon Enterprise, Inc. purchases Misfit, Inc. from Fossil Group, Inc.

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Fossil Group, Inc. purchases Misfit, Inc. from Horizons Ventures Ltd., GGV Capital (China), Xiaomi Ventures Ltd., The Founders Fund Management LLC, Beijing Shunwei Venture Capital Co., Ltd., incTANK, Inc., Khosla Ventures LLC, Norwest Venture Partners

Transaction Advisors

Advised onFossil Group, Inc. purchases Tempus International Corp

Investment Advisor

Advised onFossil Group, Inc. purchases Misfit, Inc. from Norwest Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures LLC, The Founders Fund Management LLC, incTANK, Inc., GGV Capital (China), Horizons Ventures Ltd., Beijing Shunwei Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Xiaomi Ventures Ltd.

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Advised onFossil Group, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onFossil Group, Inc. purchases Misfit, Inc. from Norwest Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures LLC, The Founders Fund Management LLC, incTANK, Inc., GGV Capital (China), Horizons Ventures Ltd., Beijing Shunwei Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Xiaomi Ventures Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised onFossil Group, Inc. purchases Misfit, Inc. from Norwest Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures LLC, The Founders Fund Management LLC, incTANK, Inc., GGV Capital (China), Horizons Ventures Ltd., Beijing Shunwei Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Xiaomi Ventures Ltd.


Advised onFossil Group, Inc. purchases Skagen Designs Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants

Former Senior Managing Director at ICR LLC

Legal Advisor

Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


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Awards & Honors
Rank #683
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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