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About BESTSELLER

Related companies

A number of independent companies have ties to the BESTSELLER brand and/or to the Holch Povlsen family. More info about some of these companies and their relationship to BESTSELLER can be found here.

Investing with the heart

Heartland

Anders Holch Povlsen’s private holding company has been restructured under the name Heartland to officially separate non-core investments from the daily operation of BESTSELLER.

Heartland contains all group activities including investments and holdings outside of the fashion activities in BESTSELLER

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About BESTSELLER in China

BESTSELLER Fashion Group China

BESTSELLER Fashion Group China is one of China's leading fashion retailers operating more than 8,000 stores in over 500 cities throughout China.

BESTSELLER Fashion Group China is an independent company established in 1996 and is 50% owned by the Holch Povlsen family and 50% by Dan Friis and Allan Warburg who also run the business on a daily basis.

About the business in China

Wildland Limited

Wildland

WILDLAND is an independent, privately held organisation owned by Anders Holch Povlsen. The objective of the organisation is to purchase wild land to protect it against exploitation and to preserve as much wild nature and its beauty as possible for future generations.

CEO for Wildland Limited is Tim Kirkwood

visit wildland.org

Leading online and mail order off-price retailers

M AND M DIRECT LTD.

In August 2014 BESTSELLER aquired the British fashion retailer M and M Direct Ltd. M and M is one of Europe’s leading online and mail order off-price retailers of discounted lifestyle, fashion, sports apparel and footwear. 

mandmdirect.com

A fashionable alternative

Bianco Footwear

Bianco Footwear is a well-established franchise company with more than 140 shops in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Middle East, Poland, Germany and Denmark. Their mission is to meet customer expectations with the unexpected and to offer the customers a fashionable alternative to costly designer shoes.

In 2016 BESTSELLER UNITED bought the majority of the Danish company Bianco Footwear. Bianco Footwear will continue as an independent brand with its own organisation and management.

Bianco.com

Fashion, golf and ski apparel

J.Lindeberg

In 2011, Anders Holch Povlsen, the owner and Managing Director of BESTSELLER A/S, together with Allan Warburg and Dan Friis, Co-owner and directors of BESTSELLER Fashion Group China, acquired a majority share in the company J.LINDEBERG.

J.LINDEBERG sells fashion, golf and ski apparel for men and women in more than 35 countries worldwide. The J.LINDEBERG brand maintains its autonomy and operates separately from the BESTSELLER group. The J.LINDEBERG product line is sold through BESTSELLER's online shop.

Go to J.Lindeberg.com

An insurance company for BESTSELLER

United Insurance A/S (UNI)

United Insurance A/S (UNI) is an insurance company for BESTSELLER. The company was established in 2011 and began its insurance activities in 2012. UNI effects glass insurance and reinsurances of the insurance contracts that BESTSELLER have with insurance companies within building damage and operating losses.

In March 2015 Finanstilsynet (Danish FSA) did a routine inspection with United Insurance A/S.

Statement from Finanstilsynet