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Loch Lomond Group

The deal

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


Deal size, February 2014

Fund II

Realised investment

The teams

Management Team

Chair: Nick Rose

CEO: Colin Matthews

Exponent Team

The story

Loch Lomond is a leading producer of malt, blended and grain whisky. 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 - the 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 Loch Lomond by the opportunity to transform the business into a branded, international malt and grain whisky producer. 

The business was acquired in June 2019 by Hillhouse Capital for an undisclosed sum.