• Mint Velvet
  • Sofa
  • Explore Learning
  • Sweat Betty
  • SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams
  • Damart acquires Coopers of Stortford
  • Clipper Logistics
  • Dalepak
  • Long Tall Sally
  • Ted Baker
  • APCER
  • Virgin Wines
  • ASOS
  • EAT
  • Wex Photographic
  • Charles Tyrwhitt
  • The Real Greek
  • Office
  • Whistles
  • Hobbycraft
  • Paperchase
  • Dune Group
  • Boden
  • Crew Clothing
  • Getting Personal
  • ASOS
  • QD Group
  • Mountain Warehouse
  • Reader's Digest
  • Blackwells
  • Rubicon Retail
  • Field & Trek
  • Yumi
  • Thornton's
  • Icon
  • Sofa.com
  • Quba
  • Focus DIY
  • De Witt
  • Baker Ross
  • Polarn o'Pyret
  • Rohan
  • Elvi
  • Ilva
  • Faith Shoes
  • TJ Hughes
  • Ethel Austin
  • Fly 53
  • The Pier
  • MK ONE
  • MGMS International
  • Blooming Marvellous
  • Powerhouse
  • Extreme Shops
  • Traesko

Elvi

  • Privately owned large size ladies fashion retailer
  • Break-even business on £20 million of sales at time of transaction
  • £8+ million sale to MBI team, backed by Langholm Capital

Argyll Partners acted as lead advisors to the vendors. The lack of potential trade purchasers pushed the process to private equity. A credible MBI team was located to both replace the retiring management team and to raise the necessary capital to acquire the business.

Deal highlights:

  • Long term project planned to locate purchaser, rather than through auction
  • Demonstration of underlying profit opportunity was key to achieving value
  • Exceeded vendors price expectations