In December 2006, Equistone Partners Europe backed the £28m management buy-out of Scala Collections Ltd (trading as Artigiano). Scala Collections Ltd is a leading direct retailer of Italian designed ladies' clothes, shoes and accessories.
Scala was founded in 1995 and trades under two brand names - Artigiano and Spirito di Artigiano.
In November 2010, the business was sold to Scotts Limited.
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