RM Williams boots are officially Australian-owned after an investment company owned by mining magnate Andrew Twiggy Forrest bought out the company. The pair reportedly paid over $190 million for the bootmaker, purchasing from an American private equity firm. “It just needed to come back home. I thought now is the time, let’s bring it home,” said MrForrest. Hugh Jackman will remain on board as a brand ambassador.
Next year. Hugh Jackman has announced that they will buy your old boots back for $100 discount towards a brand new pair of boots. More to come. Last week, the company announced it will sell 100% Australian-made boots for $99 (or less).