INVESTMENT YEAR
2000
REALISATION YEAR
2005
SECTOR
Consumer
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Branded clothing for an active lifestyle

Fat Face is a British lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer which started life as a business selling T-shirts at ski resorts. The company was founded in 1988, in Hampshire, UK, by Tim Slade and Jules Leaver.

Our investment enabled the growing business to grow more confidently with the guidance and experience that the founders were looking for.

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From the start of the journey together
30
stores
to realisation
98
stores

The right tools for growth

Talent
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We guided the founders to build out a professional team, including a Chief Executive and Financial Director, to help drive the business towards growth.

Tech enablement
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We helped implement new IT systems to support a multi-channel strategy.

Roll out
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We facilitated the roll out of 68 new stores, more than tripling Fat Face’s high street presence and making the brand more easily available to it’s national customer base.

Fat Face timeline

1988 Fat Face founded
1993 Opens first shop in Fulham
2000 Livingbridge invests
2000 Appoints new Chair
2003 Appoints Chief Executive and Finance Director
2004 Opens new distribution centre
2005 Livingbridge realises investment