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Phase Eight

Founded in 1979, Phase Eight has carved a niche in the UK retail market, designing and retailing occasionwear, smart daywear and accessories with a focus on high quality, original fabrics and finishing.

VALUE CREATION

During the investment period, Phase Eight opened 13 stores and 46 concessions.  Together with continuing like-for-like growth, this has led to a significant uplift in profitability.

THE EXIT

Equistone sold its stake in Phase Eight to an investor consortium in a deal which valued the company at £51.5m.  Over the two-year period of its investment, Equistone achieved a 2.4 times money multiple.

Durée d'investissement

janv. 2005 - janv. 2007

PAYS

UK

SECTEUR D’ACTIVITE:

Consumer Goods

Evolution du chiffre d'affaires

£30m / £46m

Nombre d'employés à l'acquisition

360

TYPE D’INVESTISSEMENT

Primary MBO