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.
I don’t mind admitting that I found it quite difficult to let go of Fat Face. It was a successful exit for everybody. A couple of months afterwards I went for lunch and a bottle of wine or two with Tim and Jules. We talked about the journey of the business for most of the afternoon. And then I felt we had done our bit.