Strategic acquisition of Trilogy by Hudson allows for merger of local operations, strengthens the management team and amplifies international opportunities
Hudson has entered into an agreement to acquire Trilogy Limited through a share-for-share exchange that will result in the shareholders of Trilogy Limited taking up shares in Hudson Holdings Limited, the parent company of Hudson.
Trilogy, the leading retailer in Malta in the premium fashion sector with brands such as Calvin Klein, Armani Exchange, Mango, Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Jeans will become a fully owned subsidiary of Hudson. Since its launch in 2008, Trilogy was instrumental in providing access to premium fashion brands in a first-class retail experience. Its brands are also sold on trilogy.com.mt
Hudson is the leading fashion and sports retailer in Malta with brands such as NIKE, Ted Baker, River Island, New Look, Intersport, Urban Jungle, Alcott and Kiabi. Many of its brands are also sold through hudsonstore.com – Malta’s leading online store launched in 2020.
Through this combination Hudson will be able to offer a more complete offering to its loyal customer base. Further the integration of Trilogy’s team and operations into the Hudson structure will strengthen the Group’s retail operations and improve the service offered to its customers.
Hudson is also a significant operator in the international field. In Africa, it is a distributor and retailer of several leading brands. One of Hudson’s greatest achievements to date is the representation of NIKE for 30 countries in Africa. Hudson manages this business through offices in Algeria, Morocco and Nigeria. Hudson will have new opportunities in these markets given the demand for the leading international brands represented by Trilogy and the significant brand management experience of Trilogy’s team.
Hudson is also the owner of street wear brand, Urban Jungle which is present in Malta,Italy, Morocco, Algeria and more importantly online through www.urbanjunglestore.com and Blackbox, a more exclusive sneaker destination current present solely in Italy and online www.blackboxstore.com
Though Hudson Holdings was founded in 2006, the Group’s roots reach as far back as 1987 when the first pair of NIKE shoes was sold in Malta.
When talking about this acquisition, Hudson’s Chairman Alfie Borg explained how “Trilogy and Hudson share common values, with both companies built on similar foundations through extraordinary personal dedication from its shareholders and their employees. We share similar ethics, culture, vision and professionalism providing for a perfect fit between the two companies.”
Joseph Borg, Trilogy Managing Director explained “we feel very comfortable joining Hudson due to the similar values & culture held by both companies, the perfect combination of “brand-mix” and the shared believe in offering our dedicated staff better opportunities. Trilogy has always strived to ensure that every client that enters our stores has a pleasurable shopping experience and we are confident that we will continue to add to that experience.”
Hudson will welcome Joseph Borg as a member on the Hudson Holdings Board of Directors and will assume the role of Fashion Brand Director. His business acumen coupled with his personal dedication and professionalism renders him a great asset to the Executive team.