Management advisory

Blue Max Banner

Adviser to Blue Max Banner on its management buyout backed by MML Capital Partners.

The deal

Our Corporate Finance team successfully advises the shareholders of Blue Max Banner on the MBO supported by MML Capital Partners. The team acted as lead adviser to the shareholders.

Blue Max Banner is the market leader in the supply of school uniforms and sportswear to the UK wholesale sector. The business was founded by Mary Fawcus in 1987 and has been majority owned by the Fawcus family since its inception. Operating out of state of the art facilities in Trowbridge, Bluemax delivered year on year revenue and EBITDA growth over the last three years. The success has been built on its four heritage brands, exclusive reliable supplier base and strong customer relationships.

Following the investment in the business by MML Capital Partners and as part of the transaction, Bal Johal (managing partner at MML) and Luke Jones (partner at MML) will join the Bluemax board of directors, led by Managing Director, Nigel Plenderleith.

The transaction will provide the capital required to accelerate the continuing growth of the business. The shareholders’ legal adviser was Richard Clark from Clark Holt.

“The team exercised tight control over the whole project and delivered the desired result on time. What could be more important.” David Fawcus, former CEO, Blue Max Banner.

Deal summary

Sector:

Consumer, Retail and Leisure

Deal type:

Company Sale - Family/Private, Debt Advisory, Management buyouts

Deal size:

Undisclosed

The team exercised tight control over the whole project and delivered the desired result on time. What could be more important? David Fawcus Former CEO of Blue Max Banner

Related team

Clive Hatchard

Clive Hatchard

  • Partner
  • Corporate Finance
  • London West End, Reading

Bilal Hasan

Bilal Hasan

  • Director
  • Corporate Finance
  • London West End, Reading

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