Proportion… a Bright(star) future

RSM's M&A and private equity team has advised the shareholders of proportion>london, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of retail mannequins, bust forms and display accessories on the buyout of the company led by its management.

The client

With a distinguished heritage and well-respected reputation within the visual merchandising industry, proportion>london's client list spans global luxury fashion brands and high street multiples including M&S, Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith. It is the largest producer of mannequins and bust forms in the UK and exports its products globally.

What RSM did

RSM provided full sell side support, negotiating terms on behalf of the vendors and project managing the deal to completion. Equity funding for the transaction was provided by Brightstar Capital and debt funding by Leumi ABL.


'Using their thorough understanding of the business, its opportunities and potential challenges, RSM expertly guided the shareholders through to a successful sale. In particular the party they introduced, Brightstar, will be excellent partners to the management team as they continue to grow the business.'

Peter Ferstendik, Shareholder, Proportion London

Transaction team

Rob Donaldson, Partner, T: +44 (0)7968 067644

Adam Spencer, Associate Director,  T: +44 (0)7736 843964

Stephen Findlay, Associate,  T: +44 (0)7725 195349