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Farfetch: a potential target?

By Astrid Wendlandt
Farfetch’s share price has fallen so low in recent months, some investors are betting that the world’s No.1 online fashion marketplace could be snapped up by a hungry investor. That could be a private equity firm, a big online player or a luxury group with deep pockets such as LVMH. Farfetch’s share price reached a high of $73 in Feb. 2021 and then fell off a cliff. Last year, it lingered at around $10-$15 before plunging further after the company’s capital markets day on Dec. 1. On Friday, the shares closed at $4.42. Today, Farfetch is worth less than $1.8 billion, which is way below the $6.2 billion valuation it reached after floating in New York in 2018 at $20 a share. The London-based company has been penalized by a sell-off in technology stocks but also by investors’ loss of faith in its ability to generate significant profits in the future.

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