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Loch Lomond Group

The deal

Investing in the makers of fine Scottish malt, blended and grain whisky

Undisclosed

Deal size, February 2014

Fund II

Current investment

The teams

Management Team

Chair: Nick Rose

CEO: Colin Matthews

The story

Loch Lomond is a leading producer of malt, blended and grain whisky, as well as vodka and gin. Established in Scotland in 1842, the business remained in family ownership until Exponent acquired it in 2014.

Having built a buy-in plan with Operating Chairperson Nick Rose and CEO Colin Matthews - theĀ former CFO of Diageo and former MD International Markets for Imperial Tobacco, respectively - Nick and Colin then assembled a team of former Diageo and Imperial Tobacco executives in order to deliver our strategic agenda.

We were attracted to the business by the strong global market backdrop for whisky, its efficient and well-invested production facilities and the opportunity to build international distribution while developing its brand portfolio.