Consumer & Retail


Our team understands the factors that make high performing businesses attractive for M&A. We have proven international partners and contacts, knowledgeable and experienced deal makers and the drive that comes from running your own business to make a perfect partner for an entrepreneur or investor focused on completing deals within this complex area.

Our team focuses in particular on transactions within these niche areas:

  • Clothing and apparel
  • Food and beverage, foodservice and speciality brands
  • Homewares and DIY
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Luxury brands
  • Restaurants and retail outlets (including e-commerce)
  • Travel, both online and offline

Review our services to identify where we add most value to your opportunity, or contact Ben Bolt on 0845 838 1680 to discuss the matter in more detail today.


"Springboard promised a partner led service and a professional sales process. They delivered on both counts, provided sound advice throughout the transaction and demonstrated considerable commitment to achieving a successful outcome."
Mike GallacherFirst Milk
“Springboard delivered a professional, partner led service.  They showed a detailed understanding of all aspects of the transaction and worked hard to ensure the expectations of Livingbridge and our fellow shareholders were exceeded.”
Louise KingstonLivingbridge
“We have worked with Springboard since completing the management buy-out in 2008.  They are highly reactive and have been instrumental in developing my business.  I see them as a trusted business partner and would have no hesitation in recommending them”
Chris KisbyEasy Autocentres
"Springboard worked with us to review strategic and funding options. They devised a range of solutions and delivered balanced advice in a professional and good humoured fashion."
Gary BarrArden Fine Foods
"We retained Springboard to manage a professional sale process.  They exceeded our expectations with their detailed, partner-led approach and commitment to delivering the transaction."
David HammondCamden Ventures
"These guys get private equity (having worked for them) and so understand what they are thinking, yet they have great empathy with management.  They were both supportive and challenging for both me and the rest of the management team."
David HollanderAqualisa