June 2017

  • Client : Cotswold Collections Ltd
  • Activity : Women's Clothing and Accessories
  • Sector : Consumer & Retail
  • Acquired by: Rockpool Investments

What our client said

“I’d like to thank Jonathan Buxton and his team for doing a great job in selling Cotswold Collections to Rockpool and completing the deal announced today.

We all appreciate the hard work that was put in by each member of the team to make the deal happen and help us through all the tricky parts of the negotiation, whilst it was very frustrating at times we got there in the end! Well done!”

Michael Brickell, Chairman of Cotswold Collections

Cavendish Corporate Finance, the specialist sell-side M&A firm, has advised on the investment in Cotswold Collections Limited, the women’s fashion brand, by Rockpool Investments LLP, funding a management buyout of the business.

Cotswold Collections offers a unique range of fashionable women’s clothing and accessories, aimed at affluent mature women. The in-house design team, led by Managing Director Jane Cheeseman, has considerable experience of creating designs that appeal to its large and loyal customer base and fit within a classic British style. Using the direct retail channels of mail order catalogues, online and telephone, Cotswold Collections has successfully operated for over 20 years, maintaining the high-quality design, materials, and manufacture of its products, many of which are developed locally.

Rockpool has appointed Stewart Binnie as Non-Executive Chairman and Mark Dugdale as Non-Executive Director of Cotswold Collections.

Cavendish Corporate Finance, which advised the shareholders of Cotswold Collections, has an extensive track record in both fashion and direct retail. Recent high-profile deals include advising on the sale of premium handbags brand Radley to Bregal Freshstream; subscription wine retailer Naked Wines to Majestic Wine; and European fashion and merchandising group EMP to Sycamore Partners.

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