Apparel Brands Limited

Incorporated in 2017, ABL is a leader in the sourcing, design, and distribution of Branded clothing and accessories, for men, women and kids. Its broad customer base covers multinational retailers and independent boutiques serving customers at various price points throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Middle East.

Apparel Brands Limited

brand facts

  • ABL was founded in 2017 by Peter Wood.
  • ABL has seen strong profitable growth since inception, growing at a 3-year CAGR of 52%.
  • ABL's portfolio includes internationally recognised and distributed brands both directly owned and under long term license including Bench, Nicce, Farah, Ed Hardy and Seafolly.
  • ABL won North West Fastest Growing Medium Business for 2023, in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Brand categories

  • private equity
  • clothing & apparel
  • UK & international
  • current

Our journey with Apparel Brands Limited

We have been developing our relationship with ABL over the past couple of years. We believe that there is a defensible model at ABL and we see a compelling opportunity to rapidly scale its branded offering by adding complementary properties to its existing portfolio across different price points from value to premium.