Well-known Australian fashion brand R.M. Williams now has the financial backing of a major Hollywood star — Hugh Jackman.
The label announced this week that the Aussie actor has become a private investor in the firm, alongside majority shareholder L Capital Asia and IFM Investors.
“R.M.Williams is proud to have Hugh Jackman as a shareholder,” the company said in a statement. “It is the strong view of the company that with the support of its shareholders, there is a unique opportunity to take R.M. Williams and its iconic Adelaide-made boots to a global customer. This was a long-held goal of the company’s founder, Reginald Murray Williams, who created the R.M. Williams business in 1932.
With its roots firmly planted in Outback Australia, the company has at its core the famous R.M. Williams boots, crafted from one piece of leather and worn by a discerning clientele from the bush to the boardroom.”
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The R.M. Williams Co. was founded in South Australia in 1932 by Reginald Murray Williams, who sold it in 1998.
Jackman has once again had a busy year. He recently capped off his “Broadway to Oz” concert show, which played in five cities. The show took audiences through the personal journey of the actor’s life, from his early days in Outback Australia through his illustrious Hollywood career.