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04 July 2017

Charles Russell Speechlys advises Rockpool Investments on the management buy-out of Cotswold Collections

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Rockpool Investments on the management buy-out of Cheltenham-based Cotswold Collections, a high-quality women’s unique fashion brand aimed at affluent mature women. Cotswold Collections has offered exclusive quality clothing and accessories for twenty four years.

Cotswold Collections is renowned for its focus on dedicated personal customer service and carefully sourced yarns to create elegant and classic high-quality garments. The company utilises a variety of sales channels, including mail order catalogues, online and over the telephone. The company maintains contact with its clients, mailing seven catalogues a year in the UK and abroad.

The investment marks Rockpool’s ninth investment of 2017, and contributes to a total of £40m (€45.6m) it has invested this year alone. Anthony Francis, investment director at Rockpool commented: “We thoroughly enjoyed working with Malcolm, Richard and the team. They provided a great service and we look forward to building the relationship.” The Charles Russell Speechlys core team comprised Head of Private Equity Malcolm MacDougall, Private Equity Senior Associate Richard Coleman and Associate Sophie Langley-Evans and Banking Associate Edith Lai with support from members of the Commercial and Employment teams. Malcolm MacDougall commented: “It was a pleasure working with the Rockpool team on the deal, our first deal acting for Rockpool Investments, and we look forward very much to working with Rockpool going forward”.

For more information, please contact: Malcolm MacDougall: Head of Private Equity on +44 (0)20 7427 4544 or