Harvey Jones

A designer, manufacturer and retailer of bespoke kitchens

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Deal type

Management Buyout

Investment size

£3.4m - 2.2x return

Investment date(s)

2007 & 2014 - 2017



"We enjoyed working with YFM and appreciated their support as an investor through the economic downturn and showroom roll out programme."

John Curwen, MD of Harvey Jones

The business

  • A designer, manufacturer and retailer of high quality, bespoke kitchens
  • Operated 10 stores across London and the South East of England
  • An ambitious management team looking to buy the business from a retiring founder

The strategy

  • Increase brand awareness to become a market leader
  • Grow beyond the South East by opening new stores nationwide and tapping into local markets
  • Maintain the high quality and brand integrity during expansion

The developments

  • Grew the number of stores from 10 to over 30, despite the challenging economic climate
  • Increased market share to double revenue
  • Won several industry awards including “Best Kitchen System” at the Grand Designs Awards
  • Sold via a secondary management buyout backed by Allied Irish Bank, delivering a 2.2x return for YFM funds
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