The retail arm of the Fung Group has acquired Hong Kong-based Kids Designers Club, an exclusive retailer in Hong Kong and Singapore of children’s apparel brand Petit Bateau.

The deal, made by Fung Kids Investment, a subsidiary of Fung Retailing, with Imaginasia Group, was made “in line with Fung Retailing’s strategy to grow its portfolio of baby and children brands in Asia”, the company said.

It added: “It will further strengthen the group’s capabilities in retailing and create significant synergies within its existing retail business in Greater China and south-east Asia.”

The purchase follows last November’s acquisition by Fung Kids of the rights to distribute Petit Bateau in mainland China – making Funk Kids the exclusive authorised retailer of the French apparel brand in mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau.