Piper successfully exits Forthglade having quadrupled branded sales 

We are delighted to announce that we have sold our stake in natural dog food brand Forthglade to IK Investment Partners. We want to thank the Forthglade team for an incredible five-year journey which began when we invested £6m in September 2015 when the business had sales of £11m. We first met the team when

Orlebar Brown sets sail from Piper to luxury fashion group CHANEL

Piper has exited its investment in Orlebar Brown, the luxury swim and resort wear brand, to Chanel SA. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   Founded in 2007 by Adam Brown and former business partner Julia Simpson-Orlebar, Orlebar Brown pioneered the tailored approach to men’s beach and swim shorts and has since evolved
It has been an honour working closely with Adam and the great team at Orlebar Brown on their entrepreneurial journey. Congratulations to them and to Piper, our fabulous investor, on a great outcome.
John Ayton, MBE, Chairman of Orlebar Brown

Piper successfully exits cocktail bar chain Be At One to Stonegate Pub Company

Piper has sold its stake in Be At One, the nationwide cocktail bar chain to Stonegate Pub Company. Since its £8m investment in 2011, Piper has supported Be At One in expanding the business beyond its original London base, taking the chain from 11 to 33 bars, of which 17 are outside London, with a number of new sites in the pipeline. Over
Steve, Rhys and Leigh have, over the past 20 years, created a unique business and a very special legacy in Be At One, which remains in incredibly good hands through Stonegate and the Be At One senior team led by Andrew Stones
Mark Derry, Be At One chairman

Piper successfully exits Loungers to Lion Capital in £137m deal

Piper has sold its stake in fast growing café-bar chain Loungers to Lion Capital in a transaction valuing the business at £137m. Piper invested £16m in Loungers in April 2012 when the business comprised 20 Lounges and three Cosy Club sites across the UK. Over the past four years, the company has more than quadrupled
The Piper team have been absolutely brilliant for Loungers and we’ve enjoyed a wonderful partnership with them over the last five years. Piper’s experience, support and expertise have proved invaluable in assisting the management team to rapidly grow the business while protecting and enhancing the special culture that exists within Loungers.
Alex Reilley, Co-Founder of Loungers

Piper exits The Rug Company

Piper, has sold its stake in The Rug Company to Palamon Capital Partners. The Rug Company is the preeminent global luxury rug brand. Under Piper’s investment, it has more than doubled sales and expanded worldwide with 12 new store openings. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Rug Company was founded in 1997
We are immensely proud of the excellent reputation The Rug Company has achieved in the world of interiors, design and fashion. Piper has been a fantastic partner. Its in-house experts have been incredibly helpful in supporting our growth, developing our e-commerce and systems and, most importantly, enabling us to build the right team for the future. We are sad to say goodbye to them.
Christopher Sharp, Founder

Smart exit from Piper to MPW for Justin Craig

Piper has sold Justin Craig Education, the UK’s leading exam revision business, to MPW, one of the country’s best known and well respected independent college brands. The sale was completed for an undisclosed sum. Piper bought Justin Craig in 2008. Since then, it has doubled sales and become a leading brand in the group tuition

Bottlegreen achieves 5x multiple

Piper has sold its majority shareholding in Bottlegreen Holdings Limited, the UK’s premium adult soft drinks business, to SHS, the Northern Irish-based food group achieving a 5x multiple on its four year investment. Since Piper’s £5m investment in 2007, Bottlegreen has become an iconic brand stocked by all the major UK multiples with a fast-growing

Piper sells Maximuscle to Darwin PE

Piper has sold Maximuscle to Darwin Private Equity for £75m, providing Piper with a 10x multiple on its investment in just over three years Maximuscle is the UKs fastest growing sports nutrition brand used by sports stars such as Josh Lewsey and Gavin Henson. The business was founded in 1995 by sports nutrition expert Zef

6X multiple on Las Iguanas

Piper has realised its stake in the Las Iguanas restaurant chain to Bowmark Capital delivering a 6x multiple on its investment Over the five years of its investment, Piper has helped Las Iguanas grow from a regional operator of four restaurants to become the market leading Latin American restaurant chain in the UK, with fourteen

Piper has sold its stake in boden

Piper has sold its stake in Boden, the highly successful direct clothing business, achieving a 30x multiple on its original investment Since Piper’s investment, Boden has developed from a quirky niche catalogue business into a leading international clothing brand. Sales have grown from £20m to over £150m, with US sales delivering over $100m. During its

X2 multiple on Rohan exit

Piper have successfully exited from its investment in Rohan, the UKs leading premium travel clothing business, selling its stake to the current Chairman, Colin Fisher. Piper achieved a 2X multiple on its investment. During the period of its investment, Piper worked alongside management to make a number of changes to the brand including: Defining the

Sale of Gray & Osbourn completed

Piper has successfully disposed of its majority stake in Gray & Osbourn Limited with the £8.25 million sale of the business to a subsidiary of N Brown Group plc. Piper originally backed the management buy-out of Gray & Osbourn out of Sears plc in 1998, where it had been the mail order division of Selfridges.