Outdoor clothing brands

Equip Outdoor Technologies is the owner of the Rab range of performance clothing.

We worked alongside a leading clearing bank, providing the £4.5m equity and VCT loan component of an overall £20m funding package. We also introduced a Chairman at completion with a strong background in the clothing, textiles and branded sectors. It was crucial for Equip to work with a reliable funding partner that would deliver on time and on agreed terms. This was a complex transaction with significant expertise required to understand the working capital and funding requirements.

Investment rationale

We provided finance to enable Equip to acquire the Lowe Alpine clothing and rucksack brand from its Italian administrator.

We realised the majority of our investment in November 2022.