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

 

Ongoing strategic & financial advice to Jellycat
Ongoing

Ongoing strategic & financial advice to
Flight Club
Ongoing

Ongoing strategic & financial advice to Bounce
Ongoing


Ongoing strategic & financial advice to Brompton Bicycle
Ongoing

Ongoing strategic & financial advice to
Lulu Guinness
Ongoing

Advised SNCF on acquisition of Loco2
2017


Advised Pelican on sale to Aramark
2017

Advised First Mile on investment from Growth Capital Partners
2017

Raised growth
capital
2016


Advice to GBK management team on acquisition by Famous Brands
2016

Raised second round of expansion capital
2016

Raised first round of expansion capital
2015


Acquisition of Byron Burgers from Gondola Group by Hutton Collins
2013

Equity financing of Grainstore by Urban Hotels
2013

Management buyout of Gaydar
2013


Sale of majority shareholding to Yucaipa, plus associated refinancing
2012

Sale of 51% shareholding to CVC Capital Partners
2011

Sale of Original Additions to Lloyds Development Capital
2011


Acquisition of Esporta from Société Générale
2011

Sale of majority shareholding to TA Associates
2010

Acquisition of DFS by Advent International
2010


Company and management restructure
2008

Sale of majority shareholding in Soho House to Richard Caring
2008

Equity fundraise for Virgin Lifecare
2007


Disposal of Virgin Megastores to Zavvi
2007

Management buyout of the Oldie Magazine
2007

Sale of The Wisden Cricketer to Sky
2007


Acquisition of Holmes Place
2006

Sale of Virgin Mobile to NTL
2006

Refinancing of Virgin Active South Africa
2006


Demerger of Cath Kidston and Lulu Guinness
2006

Virgin Group buyback of 51% stake from Bridgepoint
2005

New debt facility for Soho House
2005


IPO of Virgin Mobile
2004

Refinancing of Virgin Active South Africa
2003

Equity fundraising from Active Private Equity
2003


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Sale of 51% shareholding to Bridgepoint Capital
2001

Merger of Soho House and Babington House
2001