Farrow & Ball management team advised by Jamieson in sale to Ares

02/12/2014

Corporate Finance firm advises on £275 million deal

Jamieson Corporate Finance (“Jamieson”), the global management advisory firm, announces that it has advised the management team of Farrow & Ball, a global leader in high quality paint and wallpaper, on its sale to Ares Management L.P from European Capital Limited.

The deal, which has been valued at £275 million, ensures that Farrow & Ball’s senior management will retain a minority stake in the business. Jamieson advised Farrow & Ball’s chief executive, Don Henshall, and the management team on the terms of the deal and the reinvestment alongside Ares.

Based in Dorset, Farrow & Ball manufactures and sells premium paints and wallpaper, which are renowned for their sumptuous colours, richness of pigmentation and traditional craftsmanship. Founded in 1946, Farrow & Ball now has a network of more than 50 showrooms throughout Europe and North America and approximately 1,200 independent stockists across the globe.

Don Henshall, CEO of Farrow & Ball said:

“I was greatly impressed with Jamieson’s advisors. They were brilliant throughout the deal process and provided invaluable insight to our senior management team.”

Tom Burton, Partner at Jamieson Corporate Finance, said:

“Private equity transactions involving multiple parties can often be complex and daunting processes. It is therefore vital that management teams have access to appropriate advice from day one of the deal process. Retaining a stake in the business is the icing on the cake of what is an excellent result for Don and his management team.”

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