Rapsodia’s Acquisition of Baby Cottons

Estudio Garrido and Estudio Caselli advised on the deal

Rapsodia finalized the acquisition of Baby Cottons

Rapsodia was founded in 1999, in Buenos Aires, by Josefina Helguera, Sol Acuña and Francisco de Narváez.

The first store outside Buenos Aires was opened in 2005, while 2006 marked the beginning of the brand’s expansion in the region with stores in Chile and Mexico. Rapsodia currently operates in six Latin American countries – Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, and Mexico – through 90 points of sale and four product lines: Women, Intimates, Girls, and Home. The brand is characterized by a boho-chic, romantic style. It offers an eclectic product portfolio that amalgamates innumerable patterns and a varied range of colors and textures. Each collection is inspired in differ rent cultures and decades, art, music, and world travel, all of which have undoubtedly forged its super feminine, adventurous and free identity.

The company is owned by Francisco De Narváez and the private equity fund L Catterton.

babycottons was born in 1999, when Maria Paz de la Piedra developed the concept of ‘dressing babies as babies’ in a successful venture. The quality of the proposal coupled with classic designs and soft pima cotton, make babycottons a globally recognized brand.

Estudio Garrido advised Rapsodia with Gustavo Garrido (Picture), Raúl Granillo Ocampo (h), María Marta Cancio, Patricia Maccaferri, Francisco Ruiz Guiñazú, Lucía Emilia Ozán, Mariángeles De Cesare and Florencia Lera.

Estudio Caselli advised Baby Cottons and Grupo Vierxi with Martin Caselli, Lucila Celario and Yamila Andriasevich.

Involved fees earner: Martin Caselli – Estudio Caselli ; Lucila Celario – Estudio Caselli ; Gustavo Garrido – Estudio Garrido; Raúl Granillo Ocampo (h) – Estudio Garrido; Francisco Ruiz Guiñazú – Estudio Garrido; Lucia Ozán – Estudio Garrido; María Marta Cancio – Estudio Garrido; Patricia Maccaferri – Estudio Garrido; Mariángeles De Cesare – Estudio Garrido;

Law Firms: Estudio Caselli ; Estudio Garrido;

Clients: Rapsodia; Baby Cottons;


Author: Ambrogio Visconti.