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 Bicycle
Ongoing

Strategic & financial advice to Lulu Guinness
Ongoing


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

Advised Pelican on sale to Aramark
2017

Advised First Mile on investment from Growth Capital Partners
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


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Advised Puttshack on an equity fundraise
2016

Raised second round of growth capital for Bounce
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

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