Skip to main content


The UK consumer and brand sector is constantly changing and reinventing itself in light of the ever-demanding consumer. This rate of reinvention has only but accelerated in our increasingly digital world where choice continues to extend and therefore the power of a brand has never been more important.

This continued rise of consumerism coupled with the use of technology and social media has driven significant change in the consumer and retail markets in recent years.

The use of brands and our obsession with branded products has historically impacted deal volumes and attractiveness of retail brands to both private equity investors and corporate groups.

The Bishopsgate team is highly experienced in the consumer and brand M&A sector and has completed several high profile transactions including the sale of Virgin Experience Days, the private equity acquisition of Bullitt Group and the cross-border sale of leading e-commerce marketplace Fanatical to Fandom Inc.

Examples of areas we focus on include:

  • Clothing and Apparel
  • E-commerce
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health and Fitness
  • Homeware and DIY
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Restaurants and Pubs
  • Travel

Richard Gyselynck – Co-Founder, Virgin Experience Days

Bishopsgate pitched for our business against two leading London boutiques. We can honestly say we made a fantastic choice. The service was second to none and they were highly skilled and tenacious in their approach to deliver us the best possible deal, we were always top of their tray.

Craig Johnson – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Fanatical

We felt fully supported by Bishopsgate – their hard work and dedication ensured the transaction was a smooth one. We really appreciate all they did in successfully getting the deal done and can’t praise them enough.

Recent Consumer Deals

Virgin Experience Days

Flourish Management

Exponent Private Equity






Deal Type

Private Equity










Bullitt Group

Interested in our services or have any questions?

Get in Touch