Christ is a German jeweller, founded in Frankfurt in 1863 and now based in Hagen. The company is a market leader in jewellery and watches in Germany in the mid-to-upper price segment.
Christ focuses on its own specialised stores in high street locations and shopping malls, along with flagship stores at airports and prestigious department stores. Additionally, Christ runs a strongly growing e-commerce platform. Through its strong multi-channel capabilities bridging between the stationary stores and the e-Commerce business, Christ leverages its strong brand online and offline.
“3i's long-time experience in the consumer space and our close and trusted relationship are the basis for Christ's resilience during the Covid-19 crisis and the driver of accelerated post-Covid growth.” Stephan Hungeling, CEO, Christ
This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i Germany.