Piper On The Case With Investment In Innovative Brand Mous

We are proud to announce a minority investment in Mous, the fast growing direct-to-consumer tech accessories brand that has designed some of the most innovative phone accessories in the world. With two highly skilled product development teams – one in the UK, the other in China – Mous has developed an innovative ecosystem of products
We felt strongly that Piper would be best placed to help us strengthen our brand and provide us with the support we need to achieve our goals for the business.
James Griffith, co-founder and CEO

Piper invests in fast growing healthy recipe box brand Mindful Chef

Piper have invested £6m into Mindful Chef, the UK’s favourite healthy recipe box brand. Mindful Chef was set up by childhood school friends Rob Grieg-Gran, Giles Humphries and Myles Hopper with a mission to make healthy eating easy. Since its launch in 2015 it has experienced rapid growth – including a 178% rise in sales
The investment and expertise that Piper bring to our business will help us to bring healthy eating to many more consumers in the UK and enable us to accelerate our growth ambitions for the brand next year and beyond
Rob Grieg-Gran, Co Founder

Piper invests in pioneering online flower gifting brand Bloom & Wild

Piper has invested £11m into Bloom & Wild, the online flower gifting brand that is disrupting Europe’s £14bn fresh cut flower market. Founded in 2013 by Aron Gelbard and Ben Stanway, Bloom & Wild has transformed the online flower gifting market, pioneering the concept of ‘letterbox flowers’. Its offering allows customers the ability to gift
The Piper team have long been supporters of our business and have always sought to help us on our journey. Their skills will be invaluable in helping us to fulfil our ambition of being the world’s most loved flower gifting brand, both in the UK and Europe
Aron Gelbard, Founder

Piper invests in beauty and wellbeing brand Neom Organics

Neom was founded in 2005 by friends Nicola Elliott and Oliver Mennell. After spending seven hectic years as an editor at Glamour magazine, Nicola noticed her own wellbeing, and that of her close friends, was affected by the stress and demands of modern life. She quit journalism to train as an aromatherapist and nutritionist before
We first met Piper in 2009 and, since then, we have regularly worked with the team and drawn on their knowledge and expertise to help us achieve our growth ambitions.’ Nicola Elliott added: ‘We are immensely proud of Neom and excited about the potential we have to help more and more customers meet their wellbeing needs. We genuinely believe Neom gives them easy, small steps that can help them feel their best every day.
Oliver Mennell, Co-founder

Piper in the Frame with £6m boutique fitness brand investment

Frame was founded by Pip Black and Joan Murphy in 2009. Unable to find a gym or fitness studio that gave them the flexibility, variety and fun they wanted, they set out to create it themselves. Frame’s central ethos is that getting fit shouldn’t be a chore – it should be fun, sociable and valued
We have developed a close partnership with Piper and are already seeing the benefits of working with their wider team, drawing on their skills and experience.
Pip Black, Co-founder

Piper takes a stake in Flat Iron

Piper, the UK’s leading specialist investor in consumer brands and recognised expert in the hospitality sector, has made a significant minority investment in Flat Iron, the much loved steak restaurant group. The first Flat Iron was founded by Charlie Carroll in 2012 as a pop up above a London pub and proved such a success
I wanted to work with a partner who shared my vision for Flat Iron and my ambition to build restaurants that focus on being better and different at every stage of the guest experience.
Charlie Carroll

Piper invests £5M in Barking Heads and Meowing Heads

Piper has increased its presence in the natural pet food sector by investing £5m into Pet Food UK, the company behind the Barking Heads, Meowing Heads and AATU brands. Pet Food UK was founded in 2009 by Paul Hunter, Dave O’Regan and Jim Moloney. They met and worked together in the pet food industry at
We had a number of opportunities for investment, but selected Piper because of their deep knowledge and understanding of the sector and their ability to help us accelerate and manage our growth successfully. We’ve already started working with the Piper team and look forward to using their expertise in brand marketing, international sales, ecommerce and development of the team to help us grow.
Paul Hunter, Managing Director

Propercorn secures £7m investment from Piper and Innocent founders

PROPERCORN, the UK’s fastest growing popcorn brand, has secured financial backing from Piper and JamJar, the investment vehicle for the three innocent founders. The £7m investment – the first major injection of funds in PROPERCORN’s five years of business – is intended to support the brand’s UK and international growth ambitions. PROPERCORN was founded in

Piper invests £14m in Monica Vinader

Piper has led a £20m investment into British affordable luxury jewellery brand, Monica Vinader. Alongside its own investment of £14m, Piper has brought in US consumer specialist Winona Capital, who have invested £6m to help accelerate growth in the US. Monica Vinader founded her eponymous business in 2007 to provide customers with affordable luxury pieces
It was the passion that Piper and Winona demonstrated for our brand and our growth ambitions that really appealed to us. They stood out from all the others due to their deep understanding of how to grow consumer brands and their ability to add significant value through their networks, knowledge and in-house expertise.
Monica Vinader, Founder

Piper invests £6m in Forthglade

Piper, has made a significant investment in Forthglade, the UK’s most established maker of natural pet food. Forthglade has been making high quality, natural dog and cat food for over 40 years. Based in Devon, the business develops its own recipes using a combination of nutritionally balanced ingredients with added vitamins and minerals that contain
Although we were approached by other potential investors, from the very first meeting Piper has demonstrated the value it will bring to the table and has already had a significant impact on the business. It was this, combined with the team’s undeniable passion for creating brand legends, that set Piper apart from its competitors.
Gerard Lovell, joint Managing Director

Piper invests £6m in Hickory’s BBQ chain

Piper has made a significant investment in Hickory’s Smokehouse. Hickory’s is an American style, family friendly smokehouse and BBQ restaurant chain, with a strong focus on food quality and authenticity. Meats are slow cooked for up to 12 hours on smokers specially imported from Memphis. Guests are offered a unique dining experience (chef’s tables, milkshake
We are delighted to have selected Piper as our partner. I know we will benefit from their extensive knowledge and experience of the sector, and have already seen the value they can bring to bear so I am confident that together we will continue to build Hickory’s into a uniquely valuable business
Neil McDonnell, Founder

Piper invests £8m in Orlebar Brown

Piper has taken a significant minority stake in Orlebar Brown, one of the UK’s most exciting premium menswear clothing brands. Founded in 2007 by Adam Brown and former business partner Julia Simpson-Orlebar, Orlebar Brown immediately filled a gap in the market by providing a more tailored approach to beach and swim shorts for men. Since
Piper has worked hard to complete the deal in six weeks, so that the business wasn’t distracted at its key selling time, and are committed to building Orlebar Brown into a globally recognized, British luxury fashion business.
Adam Brown, Founder

Piper invests in a caribbean restaurant chain

Piper has taken a significant stake in Turtle Bay, the fast growing Caribbean restaurant group. Turtle Bay is the brainchild of Aj Jaya-Wickrema, who co-founded Las Iguanas, a previous Piper investment. Piper helped Las Iguanas grow from a regional operator of four restaurants into Britain’s market leading Latin American chain, delivering a 6x multiple on
I’m delighted to be working with the Piper team. Their deep-rooted experience and understanding of the sector has meant we have been able to complete this deal in a very tight time frame. For me, this was hugely important in ensuring the deal didn’t distract management from our focus on building Turtle Bay into a successful national brand.
Aj Jaya-Wickrema, Founder

Loungers invest £100,000

Loungers to invest £100,000 in training academy. Loungers is investing £100,000 a year in its new staff development programme which starts in March this year. The group, which currently employs 700 staff across its 25 Lounge café/bars and five Cosy Club sites and is targeting 70 sites by 2016, have created a 30 month rolling

Piper invests in cafe-bar chain

Piper invests in fast growing Lounge cafe-bar chain. Piper, a leading private equity specialist in consumer brands, has taken a significant minority stake in Loungers, the operator behind the highly successful Lounge café-bar chain. Loungers was founded in 2002 by a trio of longstanding friends, Alex Reilley, Jake Bishop and Dave Reid, who saw an
We first met Piper about four years ago and have been impressed with the team’s continued support and interest in our business over the intervening period. We see Piper as a great cultural fit for us and very much like the company’s desire to understand our brand and customers and the driving forces behind our success, as well as its obvious commitment to work with us as partners who can add significant value to our business. We are all now focused on scaling the business and ensuring we build an outstanding business and brand legend.
Alex Reilley, co-founder

Piper invests £8m in Be At One

Piper has taken a significant minority stake in Be At One, the highly successful cocktail bar operator. Be At One was founded by Steve Locke, Rhys Oldfield and Leigh Miller, three former bartenders who worked together at TGI Fridays in the 1990s. The trio spotted a gap in the market to produce the finest range