X2 multiple on Rohan exit

Piper have successfully exited from its investment in Rohan, the UKs leading premium travel clothing business, selling its stake to the current Chairman, Colin Fisher. Piper achieved a 2X multiple on its investment.

During the period of its investment, Piper worked alongside management to make a number of changes to the brand including:

  • Defining the brand’s positioning as the authoritative source for travel clothing
  • Broadening the brand’s appeal by introducing new technical performance ranges such as shoes and business travel clothing
  • Developing a strong mail order and internet presence in the market place to capitalise on a uniquely loyal customer base
  • Strengthening the management team

Christopher Curry of Piper commented, “The Rohan business is operating in a tough market place but has a well-defined offering and therefore is in a strong position to continue growing its customer base and share of market. We wish the management team every success going forward.”