July 24, 2018 / 6:33 AM / 8 months ago

Superdry founder Dunkerton sells 6.7 percent stake

FILE PHOTO - A man stands outside a Superdry store in central London, Britain July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

LONDON (Reuters) - The co-founder of British fashion retailer Superdry (SDRY.L), has sold a 6.7 percent stake in the company, reducing his holding to 18.5 percent.

UBS said Julian Dunkerton, a former chief executive of the company who quit as a director in March, sold 5.5 million shares through a placing to institutional investors at 1,285 pence a share, raising £71 million pounds.

UBS acted as coordinator of the placing, while Investec Bank acted as co-bookrunner.

It said Dunkerton has agreed not to sell any more shares for 90 days following completion of the placing.

Dunkerton started the business in 1985 on a market stall in Cheltenham, southwest England, before floating it on the stock market in 2010.

Shares in the firm closed Monday at 1,365 pence, valuing the business at £1.12 billion.

Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Alistair Smout

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