Analysts note an increase in the activity of investment companies in the Russian market for clothing and footwear retail. The market shows stable growth dynamics, there are no pronounced leaders and there is room for new players. Companies with a clear line of development and a strong team are especially attractive to investors. At present, investment funds own shares in at least four clothing store chains: United Capital Partners is a shareholder of Incity, Sun Investments Partners is Modis, Delta Private Equity is a Veshch network, Aton Capital Partners is Henderson.
By the end of 2011, most of the 45 federal retail chains surveyed by GVA Sawyer plan to open a total of 550 stores, which is about 25% of the total number of their outlets. This will require approximately 100 thousand square meters. m of quality space, however, the lack of real estate may be a constraining factor for growth. This is reported by RBC Daily.