M&A Deal Summary

Gresham Acquires Dimensions Clothing

On April 11, 2008, private equity firm Gresham LLP acquired apparel/textiles company Dimensions Clothing Ltd. for 82M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Gresham’s 2nd transaction in the Apparel/Textiles sector.
  • This is Gresham’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Gresham’s 25th transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • Dimensions Clothing was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2010.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-04-11
Target Dimensions Clothing Ltd.
Sector Apparel/Textiles
Buyer(s) Gresham LLP
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 82M GBP

Target

Dimensions Clothing Ltd.

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
website
Dimensions designs, sources and distributes over one million items of corporate clothing wear every month to a blue chip customer base. It focuses on a range of private sectors including Retail, Finance, Healthcare and public sector bodies.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Gresham LLP

London, United Kingdom

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Category Private Equity Firm
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Gresham LLP is a private equity firm focused on management buyouts across a broad range of industries in the UK. Gresham considers transactions up to GBP100 million with an emphasis on opportunities in business services, support services, consumer products and services, financial services, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, industrial products and energy/environmental. Gresham is based in London with additional offices in Birmingham and Manchester.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 25 of 32
Sector (Apparel/Textiles) 2 of 2
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 23 of 26
Country (United Kingdom) 25 of 32
Year (2008) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-02-25 Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd. is an independent insurance brokers in UK.

Sell £200M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-07-30 YMU Group

London, United Kingdom

YM&U is an integrated provider of talent representation and management services for the entertainment, music, sports and scripted industries in the U.K. and U.S. With c. 300 employees, the company acts as talent agent and manager for c. 1,000 clients and offers professional services (accounting, legal and business management) to an additional c. 1,100 clients.

Buy £21M