Investment Criteria

We consider a range of investment opportunities and have the flexibility to invest across the capital structure of a business through equity or debt

Investment Strategy

We seek to enhance value and place the business on a sustainable footing, to allow it to thrive for future years


  • We directly invest our own capital where we see turnaround or growth potential
  • We are independent, allowing us to be flexible and work to an accelerated timeframe
  • We can be as hands on as required, but our preference is to always support an incumbent management team
  • All our investments are made with a strategy in mind. We use our extensive retail knowledge and network to secure a prosperous future for the business

Investment Type

We typically focus on the following scenarios:

  • Management and sponsored buyouts/buy-ins
  • Accelerated growth capital
  • Restructure and turnaround investment
  • Non-core business acquisitions
  • PE and VC investments/acquisitions
  • Insolvent acquisitions/acquisitions out of administration


  • Turnover: between £10m and £1bn
  • Investment horizon: we are not a fund, so have no minimum or maximum holding period or approach constraints
  • Sectors: Retail/Consumer and FMCG
  • Markets: UK and Western Europe
  • We have the flexibility to invest across the capital structure of a business through equity (majority positions) or debt (senior or junior)
  • We can also partner with management teams, lenders and other investment firms


We are retail specialists. We bring practical industry expertise and knowledge of how to increase value in retail businesses.

Retail Specialists

  • We are an exclusively retail and consumer focused investment boutique
  • Our co-founders have held senior roles in retail across Europe
  • We have an extensive network of CEOs, CFOs, Chairs and NEDs
  • We use our relationships to help our portfolio companies grow
  • We speak the retail language and relate to the challenges retailers face

Bespoke Approach

  • We bring many decades of retail experience, ideas and innovative, bespoke solutions
  • We listen and work with each management team to devise a bespoke strategy for the business
  • Our approach focusses on allowing management teams to lead the way, with advice and direction always on hand
  • We have proven capabilities in turnaround and restructuring to restore and develop future growth and value


  • Undertaking our own due diligence with little reliance on external parties in transacting, we can complete in an accelerated time frame
  • We invest our own capital, meaning we are free from the constraints of being in a managed fund