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The Original Factory Shop

The Original Factory Shop is a chain of value department stores operating across the UK.


The Original Factory Shop provides an extensive range of products, including men's, women's and children's clothing, as well as electrical goods, toiletries and homeware.

VALUE CREATION

Since 2004, The Original Factory Shop has increased its number of outlets from 54 to 84. In 2005, George Foster, former Chief Executive of TJ Hughes, was appointed CEO of The Original Factory Shop. He introduced a broader team and doubled warehouse capacity.

THE EXIT

The Original Factory Shop was sold to Duke Street Capital in a £68.5m secondary management buyout. The sale delivered a money multiple of 2.4 times and an IRR of 35%.

HOLDING PERIOD

Nov 2004 - Dec 2007

Country

UK

Business Description

Consumer Goods

Revenue Progression

£48m / £69m

Employees at ACQ.

540

Investment Type

Primary MBO