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He hired new staff after cutting a quarter of its 1,300 strong global workforce, revamped loss making stores and expanded into fast growing Asia, which now makes up over 40 percent of revenues.

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Italian designer Donatella Versace (2nd L), former husband Paul Beck (R), son Daniel (L) and daughter Allegra pose for photographers as they arrive for the dinner after the ballet canadian goose jacket “Grazie Gianni con amore” (Thanks Gianni with love) on the tenth anniversary of the death of Italian stylist Gianni Versace, in Milan July 15, 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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Allegra Versace, who inherited her uncle 50 percent stake when she was only 11 and joined the board in 2011, could be crucial to any deal. She is working as a stylist with no exclusive contract with Versace.

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The investment sources said the family may prefer to sell a minority stake on the stock market.

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