Allison is not worried about the change of ownership of the Gianfranco Ferré brand, for which it produces a number of eyewear collections. Antonio Bortuzzo, the Italian producer's chief executive, states that Allison was not affected by the difficulties of the brand's previous owner, IT Holding, and has expressed his confidence that the new owners will provide new impetus for Gianfranco Ferré's own staff and the necessary financial resources. Gianfranco Ferré has been sold to Prodos, an investment fund belonging to the Samsung group in partnership with Salmar Shipping, a maritime transport and oil company belonging to the Salonitis family, Greek shipping tycoons.