M&A Deal Summary

Goode Partners and Lion Capital Acquire AllSaints

On May 5, 2011, private equity firms Goode Partners and Lion Capital acquired retailer AllSaints for 105M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Goode Partners’ 3rd and Lion Capital’s 4th transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is Goode Partners’ 0th and Lion Capital’s 12th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Goode Partners’ 1st and Lion Capital’s 6th transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-05-05
Target AllSaints
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) Goode Partners
Lion Capital
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 105M GBP

Target

AllSaints

London, United Kingdom
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AllSaints Retail is a design-driven retailer of fashion apparel and accessories with a world-class digital platform. AllSaints Retail was founded in 1994 and is based in London.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

Goode Partners

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Goode Partners is a private equity firm that targets investment opportunities with high-growth potential that involve consumer-oriented companies. The firm typically commits between $10 million to $30 million of capital per transaction. Goode seeks companies that have economic considerations, need to generate cash proceeds to mitigate personal risk, are looking to secure equity capital for growth, and are looking to repurchase the ownership of other, inactive shareholders. The firm focuses its investments in consumer related businesses, including; consumer brands and services, retail, restaurants and direct marketing/selling. Goode Partners was founded in 2005 and based in New York City and has an office in Arcadia, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 19
Sector (Retail) 3 of 6
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 3 of 4
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2011) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-12-15 Skullcandy

Park City, Utah, United States

Skullcandy develops, manufactures, and markets wireless and wired headphones and gaming headsets under the Skullcandy and Astro Gaming brands. Skullcandy was founded in 2003 and is based in Park City, Utah.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-07-20 Skullcandy

Park City, Utah, United States

Skullcandy develops, manufactures, and markets wireless and wired headphones and gaming headsets under the Skullcandy and Astro Gaming brands. Skullcandy was founded in 2003 and is based in Park City, Utah.

Sell -
Buyer

Lion Capital

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2004
PE ASSETS 4.3B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Lion Capital LLP is a specialist private equity firm focused on consumer-oriented opportunities throughout Europe and North America. Specific areas of interest include apparel, accessories, luxury goods, food, and specialty retail. Lion Capital LLP was formed in 2004 and is based in London. The Firm has an additional office in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 22 of 42
Sector (Retail) 4 of 8
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 8 of 10
Country (United Kingdom) 6 of 10
Year (2011) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 12 of 15
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-03-25 Wagamama

Southwark, United Kingdom

Wagamama provides pan-Asian inspired cuisine serving food based on Japanese cuisine with 108 restaurants around the world. Wagamama was formed in 1992 and is based in London. United Kingdom.

Sell £215M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-02 Geschiedenis Royaan

Netherlands

Ad van Geloven and Royaan respectively was merged together and formed as Geschiedenis Royaan, resulting in total sales of €246 million and almost 1,100 employees.

Buy -