Emerald Group Investments (EGI) was created in 2013 as the investment vehicle to manage the growing portfolio of existing luxury brands and new business acquisitions.
Led by James Kennedy, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, with the support of his Executive Leadership Team, the Group are specialists in managing luxury and premium brands. EGI has the proven ability in identifying complementary brands, conducting appropriate due diligence, then acquiring the business directly; or nurturing the brand partnership to deliver successful commercial results in Australia and New Zealand.
EGI’s approach is to work in concert with global and local brand founders and custodians to ensure mutually beneficial and rewarding relationships are created.
The founding family business, Kennedy was established in 1976 with a passion and precision for curating the world’s finest timepieces and jewellery. Since then, Kennedy has flourished to become the world’s finest destination for watches and jewellery and retails a number of prestigious brands including: Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC Schaffhausen, Cartier, Girard Perregaux, Tudor and Graff.
Today, EGI now manages the most desirable luxury brands in the Australian market, including: Kennedy, Bang & Olufsen and Loewe. Most recently, Kenzo has joined as an exciting addition to the growing Fashion Division.
EGI is privately owned, with a high performing, nimble culture where heritage is respected and decisions are made with a long term view. Whilst the founding business has a four decade history, EGI is dynamic, considered and motivated by creating mutually beneficial opportunities for businesses, brands and the end consumer.
Emerald Group Investments is a privately owned family business with a dedicated purpose to be the number one luxury goods and services Group in the region; by virtue of our innate understanding of brand nurturing and preservation for long term sustainable growth.
Emerald Group Investments is committed to a culture of high performance, integrity, workplace diversity, nurturing our existing employees, customers and partners while attracting the best talent to execute the Group’s financial and philanthropic objectives.