With the incumbent lender seeking an accelerated exit and the business marketed for sale, we provided a short term working capital facility to enable B&W to fully negotiate its sale to Sound United.
When its private equity owners sought to exit their position following several years of declining sales, we acquired Bentley and affected a restructuring to create a sustainable business.
We acquired the stock and intellectual property of Oasis and Warehouse from the companies' Administrators, managing a stock disposal programme and the onward sale of the brands.
When Wesfarmers resolved to exit the UK market and sell Homebase, we acquired the home and garden retailer and implemented a turnaround plan.
When Moores’ US parent sought to divest its non-core operations, we invested in the Yorkshire-based kitchen and bathroom manufacturer.
When Staples Inc. sought to exit the UK, we acquired the retail stores and rebranded them at speed, ultimately selling the new business to its management team.
When founder Alex Tilley announced his retirement in 2015, we acquired the business and effected a smooth transition to a new management team within six months.
Having acted as agents to HMV’s Administrators to ensure that the stores continued to trade, we acquired the business out of administration in 2013.
When Chapelle's founders sought to retire, we acquired the business and effected a smooth transfer to a new management team over a 12 month period.
Steamer Trading is a UK based speciality retailer of cookware and kitchenware. The business was established in 1985 and grew to an estate of 42 stores, primarily around the south east of England.