Pentland Group plc is a privately held, global brand management company based in the UK, involved in the sports, outdoor and fashion markets.

It is owned by Stephen Rubin and family.

It had sales of £973 million in 2007, making it the 42nd largest private company in the United Kingdom.

The group owns or has shares in the following brands: Speedo, Ellesse, Berghaus, Boxfresh, Mitre, Red or Dead, Franco Sarto, Radcliffe, Ted Baker Footwear KangaROOS, One True Saxon, Brasher, Clerk & Teller and Gio-Goi.

The group is the worldwide licensee for Lacoste and Ted Baker footwear.

Pentland also has a license from Kickers international BV to sell Kickers products.

Pentland Group is the majority owner of John David Sports plc, ("JD Sports") which has 400 retail outlets in the UK. Pentland also trade under the name of Brand-Fusion.

There are currently 12 Brand-Fusion Outlets across the UK (2009) Pentland also has a venture capital division.

On 21 July 2010, owner Stephen Rubin was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Art (DArt) by Nottingham Trent University.

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