Arthouse

Business Description

Arthouse is a leading designer and distributor of home decorative products and wall coverings to retail outlets both in the UK and overseas, across a range of sales channels and market sectors.

Background

Arthouse was established in 2000 and was subject to an MBO in 2007. Since then, the business has grown through a combination of new customer acquisition and overseas expansion. Its customer base now includes major UK retailers including B&M, B&Q, Wilko and Homebase.

NorthEdge Investment Rationale

NorthEdge was attracted to Arthouse because of its competitive market position, impressive customer base and track record for innovation and fresh ideas. NorthEdge is backed a strong management team with a highly deliverable investment case to capitalise on a strong pipeline of opportunities.

Strategy

Arthouse is looking to further strengthen its presence in the UK, and expand into overseas markets, in particular the US. It is also aiming to enhance its digital offering.

Sector Business Services
Location Rossendale, Lancashire
Deal Type Secondary MBO
Investment Date October 2015
Employees 60
NorthEdge Contacts Nicola McQuaid