Since its establishment in 1997 as a single store, Mountain Warehouse has grown into a multi-channel business employing more than 3,000 people in nine countries. The group has grown to over 220 UK stores with a further 80 in the international markets of Poland, Canada, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand and the US.
The business saw its sales climb over 20% to a record £225m in the 12 months to February 25th 2018, marking 21 years of unbroken revenue growth. The company will continue to grow its share of the £14bn European market for outdoor clothing and equipment and develop its digital sales channels.
The Inflexion difference
Inflexion’s Partnership Capital investment enabled management to retain control of the business whilst benefiting from a partner with the right experience to help them to continue to grow the business. We are working with management to expand further in the UK and oversees, and reviewing its digital capabilities with a view to enhancing its online presence.
I am delighted to be teaming up with Inflexion. They truly understand our business and their investment will help turbo-charge our expansion plans, particularly overseas and online. It’s my firm belief that if you have the right products at the right price, in the right locations and provide great service people will keep shopping with you. It’s great that Inflexion share that belief and wants to help support the next phase of our growth.”
CEO and Founder, Mountain Warehouse