Inflexion is pleased to announce that it has completed a minority investment in Mountain Warehouse, the UK’s leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailer. The investment is being made from Inflexion’s specialist minority fund, Partnership Capital.
The deal sees Inflexion invest approximately £45 million for a near 20% stake, attributing Mountain Warehouse an enterprise value of £310 million.
Mountain Warehouse will continue to be run by founder and CEO Mark Neale and his team.
Mark Neale started the business with a single store in 1997. Today, it is a multi-channel business employing more than 3,000 people in nine countries. The group has over 220 UK stores with a further 80 in the international markets of Poland, Canada, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand and the US. Mountain Warehouse sales climbed 22% to a record £225.3 million in the 12 months to February 25, 2018, marking 21 years of unbroken revenue growth.
Inflexion’s investment will help the company grow its share of the £14 billion European market for outdoor clothing and equipment and develop its digital sales channels.