Advisor to AllSaints on Sale to Goode Partners and Lion Capital
Financo acted as an advisor to AllSaints Spitalfields, a UK based leading international, design-driven retailer of fashion apparel and accessories, to explore, negotiate and sell the company to Goode Partners and Lion Capital.
AllSaints was growing rapidly and backed by certain Icelandic banks in a time of economic turmoil for the banking sector in that country. The strong AllSaints business was in a precarious financial position because of the Icelandic turmoil. Financo found a solution that would enable Kevin Stanford, the entrepreneurial founder of AllSaints, and his management team to obtain capital and stabilize the Company’s balance sheet while also providing funds necessary to continue its growth strategy.
The equity-funded capital structure provided by Goode Partners and Lion Capital, both private equity firms with a focus on investment opportunities in the consumer sector, enabled AllSaints to realize its full potential as a global entity.