Momentum played a pivotal role in the success of our MBO. The personal input and agile approach of the partners at all stages was central to the successful completion of the deal. From guiding us through the process, framing the deal with the vendors to securing the right private equity partner for us, Momentum drove the deal from inception to completion. The advice received was superlative and we are looking forward to continuing the relationship with the team moving forward. We’re both immensely proud of what KD has achieved to date, and are excited about working in partnership with Mobeus, to realise Kinneir Dufort’s potential and achieve even greater things in the future.
Merle Hall, Managing Director at Kinneir Dufort and Craig Wightman, Design Director at Kinneir Dufort
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Momentum Corporate Finance announces the successful completion of its most recent transaction, providing lead advice on the management buyout of Kinneir Dufort Limited, in a transaction backed by Mobeus Equity Partners LLP.

Established in 1977, Kinneir Dufort is an award winning design consultancy which has developed compelling integrated design capabilities, incorporating specialist expert knowledge across strategic planning, branding, innovation, research, design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing services. This has enabled Kinneir Dufort to generate an enviable roster of global blue chip clients including Roche, Unilever, Shell, Smith & Nephew, Honeywell, Coca-Cola, Thales and Mars.

Momentum advised the management team and negotiated commercial terms with the exiting vendors, generating funding offers and helping management in selecting the preferred funder. The Momentum team was led by Partners Rob Crews and Alastair Boorman and also included Assistant Director Ross Bradley and Executive Matt Stafford.
Kinneir Dufort is a well-established international business which boasts an impressive blue chip client base thanks to its integrated design offering. With its strong senior management team in place, and a supportive funder in Mobeus, KD is well placed to continue to thrive and capitalise on the significant market opportunities it is facing. We were delighted to work with Merle, Craig and Mike in structuring this deal.
Rob Crews, partner at Momentum Corporate Finance
I am delighted to have been able to work with Rob, Alastair and the rest of the Momentum team on our recent buyout of Kinneir Dufort. Momentum’s partner-led approach and flexible but tenacious attitude during negotiations was critical to driving the deal through to a successful conclusion. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any other management team looking for strategic or transactional advice.
Richard Babington, Partner at Mobeus