Harvey Jones’ Management Buyout

Browne Jacobson advised Coniston Capital on the deal. Mishcon de Reya advised shareholders and management.

Coniston Capital was involved in the management buyout (MBO) of bespoke kitchen design manufacturers Harvey Jones for an undisclosed sum.

Founded in 1986 in a Cambridgeshire workshop, Harvey Jones creates made to measure premium kitchens. The business operates across 28 kitchen showrooms throughout the UK and is led by Managing Director Darren Woolsgrove.

London headquartered Coniston Capital, which was set up in 2020, works with a broad portfolio of UK based SMEs, looking to facilitate change of ownership to management teams and further grow their business profile and operation.

The investment from Coniston Capital will provide Harvey Jones with an opportunity for accelerated growth. The transaction will see the appointments of non-executive Chairman Adrian Fawcett and Coniston Principal Josh Henshaw to the Harvey Jones board.

The Browne Jacobson deal team was led by Birmingham based corporate finance partner, Mike Jackson (Picture) with support from partner, Sandra Wong and associate Matt Dorman, both of the private equity team, and associate lawyer Jack Milnthorpe. 

The Mishcon de Reya team was led by Nadim Meer and included Bridgette Gorman, Joana Santos, Karine Bennamara, Sakhee Ganatra, Stephen Diosi, Lorenzo Coppola, Sean Jamieson, Kavita Mehta, John Skoulding, Stephen Elhabbal and Allison Keyse.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Dorman – Browne Jacobson; Mike Jackson – Browne Jacobson; Sandra Wong – Browne Jacobson; Karine Bennamara – Mishcon de Reya; Stephen Diosi – Mishcon de Reya; Stephen Elhabbal – Mishcon de Reya; Sakhee Ganatra – Mishcon de Reya; Bridgette Gorman – Mishcon de Reya; Sean Jamieson – Mishcon de Reya; Allison Keyse – Mishcon de Reya; Nadim Meer – Mishcon de Reya; Kavita Mehta – Mishcon de Reya; Joana Santos – Mishcon de Reya; John Skoulding – Mishcon de Reya;

Law Firms: Browne Jacobson; Mishcon de Reya;

Clients: Coniston Capital; Harvey Jones Holdings Limited;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma