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Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) will sell its 16 Optica specialty eyewear boutiques to Emerging Vision, Inc. (EVI). The purchase price was undisclosed for the transaction which will take effect on Feb. 16. Executives at both companies described the deal to VMAIL as a “win-win-win,” for each group and for the industry. Optica operates 10 stores in Las Vegas as well as three locations in California, one in Chicago, one in Houston and one in Orlando.

Liingo Eyewear Acquired by 1-800 Contacts

PR Newswire, January 30, 2018
Liingo Eyewear is changing the conversation in the outdated eyewear market and getting recognized by industry players, most recently 1-800 Contacts. Liingo's promising start inspired the acquisition by 1-800 Contacts at the end of 2017. This addition will mean an increase in customers for both brands.
Today, Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (Centerbridge) and HVHC Inc. (HVHC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Highmark Inc. (Highmark), announced that they have closed on their multifaceted transaction announced on August 9, 2017.

Private Equity Takes Root in Optical

Vision Monday, November 17, 2017
New Investments Fuel Growth for U.S. Retailers and Independent ECPs
Centerbridge to expand and grow existing vision insurance business; Highmark to focus on Visionworks retail business; and Highmark Health to accelerate integrated health care and coverage strategy through significant capital infusion
Milan, Italy, May 18, 2017 – Limoni S.p.A. (“Limoni”) and La Gardenia Beauty S.p.A. (“La Gardenia”), together operating as Leading Luxury Group S.r.l, (“LLG”), today announced that they have agreed to be simultaneously acquired by Profumerie Douglas S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of Douglas GmbH (“Douglas”) from a group of investors led by the private equity firm Orlando Italy Management SA (“Orlando Italy”).

Orlando Cede Limoni La Gardenia: Incarico Alla Newyorkese CapM

Sole24Ore, February 27, 2017, Carlo Festa
Riassetto in vista per le profumerie Limoni-La Gardenia. Secondo indiscrezioni sarebbero infatti arrivate alcune manifestazioni d’interesse non sollecitate per la catena di profumerie. A cedere il gruppo sarà Leading Luxury Group, la holding che controlla le due catene di profumerie e che, a propria volta, è partecipata dal fondo di private equity Orlando Italy. Ad avere ricevuto l’incarico sarebbe stata la boutique newyorkese CapM.

Highmark Courts Buyers for Profitable Vision Unit

Pittsburgh Tribune, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Ben Schmitt
Highmark Health, which has lost about $773 million on the federal health insurance marketplace, appears to be exploring the sale of its profitable vision care business. The sale of Highmark's HVHC vision subsidiary could bring in $2 billion in revenue.

Highmark Health Seeks Buyer for Vision Unit

Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2016, Anna Wilde Mathews and Matt Jarzemsky
Pittsburgh nonprofit is working with merger-advisory firm CapM to find buyer for HVHC. Highmark Health is seeking to sell its vision unit, which could bring in around $2 billion, after the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer suffered losses in its core health-coverage business.
DRAPER, Utah, Dec. 16, 2015 / PRNewswire / -- AEA Investors, LP ("AEA") announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest of 1-800 Contacts, Inc. (the "Company") from Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. ("THL"), who will remain a significant shareholder in the Company. Credit Suisse and Barclays, as well as an affiliate of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, are providing debt financing to support the purchase. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.