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16 January 2018

Charles Russell Speechlys advises OKA on sale to Investindustrial

Charles Russell Speechlys is delighted to have advised the shareholders of British luxury furniture brand OKA on the sale of the company to the Italian owner of Aston Martin, Investindustrial. OKA, co-founded by Lady Annabel Astor and designers Sue Jones and Lucinda Waterhouse as a mail-order business has expanded over 20 years and now has 14 shops across the UK.

Annabel Astor commented on the Charles Russell Speechlys team as follows: “Thank you all for the hard work, long hours and a very speedy result!”

This transaction adds to the firm’s increasing volume of work with entrepreneurs and privately owned businesses in the retail sector.

The Charles Russell Speechlys core team comprised of Private Equity Partner Malcolm MacDougall with assistance from Private Equity Senior Associate Richard Coleman and Associates Nicola Baird and Olivia Mackie. The team also included Corporate Tax Senior Associate Rob Birchall.