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
Food and Beverage
Health and Fitness
Homeware and DIY
Leisure and Hospitality
Restaurants and Pubs
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.