We recently acted for Growthdeck in connection with their first round of investment into Kirk Eyewear
We're delighted to have acted for Growthdeck in connection with their first round of investment of £500k into Kirk Eyewear Limited (“Kirk & Kirk”).
Growthdeck is a private investor network that provides tax efficient and growth investment opportunities to its expanding network of sophisticated private investors, partners and introducers.
The Kirk name has been synonymous with the UK optical industry since 1919 when the company’s current director’s grandfather, Sidney, founded Kirk Brothers and began frame and lens manufacture. Kirk & Kirk designs and produces a range of luxury handmade glasses and sunglasses utilising a unique grade of acrylic to provide an exciting colour palette and advantages in terms of weight. Jason and Karen Kirk previously founded and grew a critically acclaimed glasses brand, Kirk Originals, before founding Kirk & Kirk in 2013 to launch a new range that has achieved strong growth and celebrity clientele that appreciate the heritage and authenticity.
Steve Talbot, Investment Director at Growthdeck said: “The enthusiasm and vision of Jason and Karen were apparent when we first met them and Growthdeck is pleased to be working with them to raise growth capital. The team at EMW provided their usual strong and pragmatic legal advice, overseeing the legal process to ensure a timely completion of the initial round of investment. I look forward to working with the team again on our upcoming investments.”
Kerry Jimenez, Associate in our corporate team, also commented: “it is always a pleasure to work with Growthdeck; their streamlined approach to investment makes the process seamless from start to finish. I look forward to working with the team at Growthdeck again in the future on their next investment.”
Working with Steve Talbot at Growthdeck, our Corporate Team was led by Associate, Kerry Jimenez and assisted by paralegal, Danielle Allingham.
If you would like to find out more about this deal, please contact Kerry Jimenez or you can give us a call on 0345 070 6000.
Our corporate team advise companies, management teams, investors and debt providers from business start-ups and first round finance agreements through to mergers and acquisitions, management buy outs, development funding and then selling.