Mudpie, a world leading
provider of creative trend intelligence, announced
recently that it has acquired a 49.9%
interest in the German based global distribution company
United Global Trend Information (UGTI).
John Gorman, the Commercial Director of Mudpie, joins UGTI's
board of directors as Joint Managing Director alongside existing
MD Géry Lougear.
According to Fiona Jenvey, Mudpie CEO: "We are delighted to
announce this partnership; our objective is to strengthen
distribution within the industry for both ourselves and other
leading trend services. The German market is one of the most
important in Europe for us and other trend companies.
Géry Lougear, Managing Director of UGTI, added: "It is our
objective to offer a well managed, commercial distribution
solution to selected trend, fashion and colour information
providers and bring these to a wider market. Mudpie with a
unique offer of multi-platform solutions responds perfectly to
these requirements. I am delighted to welcome John Gorman to the
board of UGTI as joint MD; together we will accelerate the
development of UGTI into a leading distribution company for
Mudpie will retain its distinct brand identity while
strengthening and complementing UGTI, a fast growing distributor
of Trend, Fashion, Apparel, Design, Colour, Graphic, Print,
Textile, Consumer product and Style information. The acquisition
gives both companies potential for significant accelerated
growth through the sharing of commercial activities including
distribution, sales and marketing.
represent the full UGTI product portfolio in the UK.
The UGTI portfolio includes Mudpie, Promostyl, Graphic Sport,
Kids Trend book, Readymade and TM Fashion Trend Magazin, the
specialist fashion magazine with the widest circulation in
UGTI is owned by the European Professional Publishing Group
(EPPG) and is a leading worldwide distributor of B2B fashion,
colour, design, lifestyle and trend publications. EPPG is based
in Munich, Germany and is owned by the Munich and New York based
investment firm Management Capital Holding
Mudpie is the UK's largest trend forecasting service, with an
international network spanning 50 countries and branded offices
in 17 locations, including Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas
Established in 1992 by CEO, Fiona Jenvey, a much sought after
speaker on trend forecasting, Mudpie is a leading authority on
the supply of trend intelligence to the creative industries.
Mudpie has the largest range of trend-led products available,
comprising trendbooks – which are the
leader in global market share, online trend services (Mpdclick)
and is the only forecasting service with its own commercial
graphic and textile design studio. Mudpie publishes
forecasted colour information six months in advance of any other
trend service and two years ahead of season.
about Mudpie here on Apparel Search.
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