Macfarlanes advises Epiris on acquisition of Sharps from Sun European Partners

21 June 2021

Macfarlanes has advised private equity firm Epiris on the acquisition of Sharps, the UK’s leading fitted bedroom furniture specialist, by one of its advised funds, Epiris Fund II.

This is Epiris Fund II’s eighth acquisition, with Macfarlanes having advised on several of its previous investments, including into TI Media, one of the largest consumer magazine publishers in the UK, IFG Group, a financial services holding company whose subsidiaries are James Hay and Saunderson House, and The Big Table, which operates more than 150 restaurants under the Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge brands.

Sharps, which has seen consistent growth over the past decade, was previously owned by private investment advisory firm Sun European Partners, who acquired the business in 2011 when its parent company went into administration.

The Macfarlanes team was led by corporate and M&A partner Stephen Drewitt with assistance from senior solicitor Alice Temkin. Complementary advice on commercial, finance, financial services, real estate, employment, tax and pensions law was provided by a significant team of experts from across the firm.