MDW Capital supports Epiris’ acquisition of Sharps Bedrooms

London, 21st June 2021


MDW Capital is delighted to announce the exchange of contracts by Epiris to acquire Sharps Bedrooms. Sharps, led by Kevin Smith, is the UK’s leading premium fitted furniture design and installation group that has delivered over a decade of consistent growth, underpinned by the excellence of product quality, design and installation service provided to customers across the UK. Completion is subject only to approval by the Financial Conduct Authority.


Epiris, a leading UK private equity investor, engaged MDW to advise on their bid for the business, with the Firm working in close partnership to advise on the committed debt financing from Pemberton, and providing additional support to help differentiate their offer.


Bill Priestly, Chief Investment Partner at Epiris commented “we are delighted to have signed the acquisition of Sharps, with its market-leading position and outstanding management team.  Securing high-quality investment opportunities like this requires serious commitment, clear-headed commercial understanding, and excellence from every member of the team; and MDW were an integral member of ours. Their all-round deal experience, commitment to our cause, and real partnership approach was one of the defining factors in our success – they bring real value-add that goes way beyond just debt expertise.”


Andrew Aylwin, Managing Partner at MDW Capital added “Epiris’ focus on companies’ key commercial drivers and growth opportunities underpins their investment approach, and mirrors MDW’s philosophy. We have greatly enjoyed supporting them in executing a complex transaction and working in close partnership in order to secure the deal.  Yet again, our experience as investors and borrowers brings real difference to the projects we deliver.”