Tengram Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Italian luxury apparel brand Luciano Barbera.

Tengram, a Connecticut-based private equity firm that focuses on middle-market consumer and retail companies, did not disclose the size of the stake or financial details of the agreement.

Luciano Barbera offers an assortment of high-end sportswear, sartorial pieces, furnishings and accessories. Its products are sold in speciality stores and high-end department stores globally, including the US, Europe, and Russia.

Luciano Barbera, the company's founder, will continue to serve as the brand's chairman emeritus going forward.

Tengram, however, has appointed seasoned Italian luxury apparel executive, Todd Barrato, to serve as CEO. He previously served as chief executive of the North American operations of Italian luxury men's brand Brioni, where he was responsible for growing wholesale sales and increasing market share in the retail network.

Creative director Carola Barbera, said of the deal: "Luciano Barbera is proud of its rich tradition of excellence in Italian manufacturing that my father and grandfather, Carlo Barbera, originated nearly 65 years ago. Our partnership with Tengram will accelerate the company's ability to deliver our hand-crafted products to many more discerning customers around the world."