• 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

Ethel Austin

  • Discount family clothing and general products retailer
  • Underperformance since the time of the secondary management buy-out
  • Independent Banking Review (IBR) for a major UK bank to assess security cover

Argyll Partners was instructed to advise on the achievability of the turnaround plan, identification of risks and opportunities and options for the bank. It was concluded that the market risks were strong, with increasing competition on basic product from the grocers and that a rights issue was the appropriate actions to reduce the bank exposure immediately.