De Rigo is said to be working on the acquisition of retail chains in four countries for the next two years. Meanwhile, as part of a Latin American sales drive, the company will form a controlled joint venture in Brazil, headquartered in San Paolo, together with its present distributor, manned by 30 sales representatives who are already taking care of its products in this market. Like the group's recent operation in Croatia, where DR bought out its local distributor after a 15-year partnership, the Brazilian operation is part of a project aimed at gaining direct control of the group's most important markets. De Rigo is budgeting turnover of $15 million for the new subsidiary in 2007, which is expected to double within the following 3 years. The target figures are based on the results achieved so far with a Brazilian brand, Victor Hugo, and with the Police and Ermenegildo Zegna lines.