CONSUMER

Ashcombe has deep experience of consumer businesses having completed numerous transactions worth over £1.5bn over the last 10 years across the following sub-sectors:-

  • Retail

  • Leisure

  • Restaurants

  • Health & Fitness

  • Travel

  • Online

  • Education

The work Ashcombe has done in a number of niches within the wider consumer sector means that it has formed strong relationships and a deep understanding of the relevant industry trends. We are therefore in a position to give our clients the benefit of this market knowledge. 


TRANSACTION HISTORY

Strategic & financial advice to Jellycat
Ongoing

Strategic & financial advice to Flight Club
Ongoing

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Strategic & financial advice to Mr & Mrs Smith
Ongoing


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Strategic & financial advice to Puttshack
Ongoing

Strategic & financial advice to Brompton
Ongoing

Strategic & financial advice to Lulu Guinness
Ongoing


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Advised Mr & Mrs Smith on its £6m crowdfunding
2018

Advised Flight Club on a £15m growth financing
2018

Advised Lovehoney on
its majority sale to
Telemos Capital
2018


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Advised Puttshack on a second round equity financing
2017

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Advised Flight Club on a further round of financing
2017

Advised Loaf on private investment into the business
2017


Advised on buyout of Luxury Family Hotels from Patron Capital
2017

Advised SNCF on acquisition of Loco2
2017

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Advised Secret Cinema on a growth capital financing from Active Private Equity
2016


Advised Flight Club on a growth capital fundraise
2016

Advised the management team of GBK on its sale to Famous Brands
2016

Advised Bounce on a second round of growth capital
2016


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Advised Puttshack on an equity fundraise
2016

Advised Bounce on a debt financing to fund
future growth
2015

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Advised Secret Cinema on a growth capital raise
2015


Advised Huttons Collins on the acquisition of Byron Burgers from Gondola Group
2013

Advised Urban Hotels on its equity financing in Grain Store
2013

Advised on the MBO of Gaydar backed by Charlie Parsons Creative
2013


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Advised Headspace on
its seed financing from US investors
2013

Advised Soho House on its majority sale to Yucaipa, plus associated refinancing
2012

Advised Virgin Active of the sale of 51% stake to CVC Capital Partners
2011


Advised Original Additions on its sale to LDC
2011

Advised Virgin Active on the acquisition of Esporta from Société Générale
2011

Advised Cath Kidston on its majority sale to TA Associates
2010


Advised Advent International on its acquisition of DFS
2010

Advised Brompton on management and company restructuring
2008

Advised Soho House on its majority sale to Richard Caring
2008


Advised Virgin Lifecare on its equity fundraise
2007

Advised Virgin Group on the disposal of Virgin Megastores to Zavvi
2007

Advised Wisden Group on the MBO of The Oldie Magazine
2007


Advised The Wisden Cricketer on its sale to Sky
2007

Advised Virgin Active on the acquisition of Holmes Place
2006

Advised Virgin Group on the sale of Virgin Mobile to NTL
2006


Advised Virgin Active on the refinancing of its South Africa operations
2006

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Advised Virgin Group on the sale of Trainline to Exponent Private Equity
2006

Advised on the demerger of Cath Kidston and Lulu Guinness
2006


Advised Virgin Group on buyback of 51% stake in Virgin Active from Bridgepoint
2005

Advised Soho House on a debt & equity financing
2005

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Advised Trainline on the buyout of IP rights and associated funding
2005


Advised Virgin Group on the IPO of Virgin Mobile
2004

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Advised Trainline on its merger with QJump
2004

Advised on the refinancing of Virgin Active South Africa
2003


Advised Soho House on equity fundraising from Active Private Equity
2003

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Advised Virgin Active on the sale of 51% stake to Bridgepoint
2001

Advised on the merger of Soho House and Babington House
2001