2 June 2021
Grosvenor Takes Stake in Roland Mouret
Renowned Luxury Womenswear Designer Backed by Landlord Grosvenor To Kickstart New Phase of Growth
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has made its first equity investment in an occupier, taking a minority interest in one of the best-known names in British fashion, Roland Mouret.
The investment has been made through Grosvenor’s Tenant Investment Fund, a first from a UK property company. Established in 2020, the fund enables new and existing occupiers in Grosvenor’s places with ideas and diversification strategies to grow their business, through a range of partnerships from equity to debt.
The equity stake enables greater partnership between the companies, who first worked together when the luxury womenswear brand opened its flagship townhouse on Carlos Place, Mayfair in 2011. It will also support avenues for growth such as new business categories.
James Raynor, CEO, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland commented: “Roland Mouret has been at the forefront of British fashion for over two decades. With an agile omni-channel strategy masterminded from its Mayfair base we’re excited to join them as an investor as they grow and diversify the business.
“Our Tenant Investment Fund is helping us step in to provide much-needed growth financing for strong businesses with clear diversification strategies. With c£5 million of transactions in the current pipeline, we’re seeing huge demand for this innovative support from brands we already partner with, right through to new retail and hospitality concepts.”
Mark Langthorne, CEO, Roland Mouret added: “We are excited to partner with Grosvenor and build on our great relationship. As longstanding tenants on Carlos Place, we value their tremendous support for the local area during the pandemic and believe there is great synergy between our values to help realise our plans for future growth.”
Roland Mouret is renowned for designing timeless collections, celebrated for his unique approach to folding and draping. Working instinctively with fabric, his sharp tailoring and precise fit have earned him the title ‘Master of the Silhouette’, attributed to his ability to create a second-skin, empowering the wearer. The Roland Mouret ethos also champions a responsible approach, creating tightly-edited collections designed for longevity.
Beyond Carlos Place, the brand is sold globally via a worldwide network of boutiques and innovative digital sales strategy.
Grosvenor is a family-owned property business that innovates to create and manage sustainable neighbourhoods in London, Liverpool and across the South East of England. In London’s West End, it supports c11,000 residents, c1,000 businesses and c60,000 workers every day.
The Tenant Investment Fund has already supported the launch of JKS Restaurants’ latest venture, Bibi, in the popular dining destination of North Audley Street, Mayfair and atis, an up and coming salad bar and bowl concept in Eccleston Yards, Belgravia. Each has also taken up Grosvenor’s green lease, helping them to drive down carbon emissions from their premises.
The company approaches each investment opportunity on a case-by-case basis but has the ability to offer a range of partnerships from debt to equity and does not comment on the commercial details of investments.
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About Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland creates and manages great places where communities, business and nature thrive.
We are part of a global property business that has been developing and managing land and property for over 340 years.
Our heartland is in London’s West End, where we support c11,000 residents, c1,000 businesses and c60,000 workers every day. We also create and manage sustainable new neighbourhoods in London and across the South of England. We think long-term and give equal weight to the social and commercial impact of everything that we do.
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About Roland Mouret
Roland Mouret is renowned for designing timeless collections, celebrated for his unique approach to folding and draping. For over two decades, his sharp tailoring and precise fit have earned him the title ‘Master of the Silhouette’, attributed to his ability to create a second-skin, empowering the wearer. The Roland Mouret ethos champions a responsible approach, creating tightly-edited collections designed for longevity.
In 2017, Roland Mouret expanded into fragrance with “Une Amourette”, the result of a collaboration with irreverent Parisian perfume house, Etat Libre d’Orange.
The collections are best discovered in the Roland Mouret flagship townhouse at 8 Carlos Place in London’s Mayfair as well as in prestigious multi-brand boutiques globally.
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