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 and Middle East. It is also aiming to enhance its digital offering.

Paul Mullan, CEO of Arthouse, said: “The investment we have received from NorthEdge marks the next stage of development for Arthouse. The funding puts us in a position to begin acting on our growth plans, up-scaling our digital service offering and targeting overseas expansion, allowing Arthouse to reach an even broader range of customers.”

SectorWholesale & Retail
LocationRossendale, Lancashire
Deal TypeSecondary MBO
Investment DateOctober 2015
Employees60
NorthEdge Contacts Nicola McQuaid