Barwick Bathroom Distribution LLP – delivering the best result

11 March 2022

RSM UK has advised on the sale of Barwick Bathroom Distribution LLP (‘Barwick’) to TPA Capital, a UK private equity firm.

The client

Barwick is a leading distributor of quality branded bathroom products sold into retailers. The business has established a reputation for providing high service levels and has grown to be one of the biggest names in the UK bathroom market. Based in Yorkshire, Barwick represents many of the top bathroom brands, with strong established relationships and has become a brand in its own right.

TPA Capital, a UK-based private equity firm with a portfolio of UK and international businesses, will work with the management team to build on the history of strong trading, with several exciting growth opportunities in the pipeline. The business was acquired from Michael Barwick, John Barwick and Richard Bower, the co-founders and Finance Director, respectively.

What RSM did

RSM acted as lead advisors, assisting the owners of Barwick to achieve their sale aspirations. This included preparing the Information Memorandum, identifying and approaching buyers and investors, leading key negotiations and project managing all aspects of the transaction through to completion.

Transaction team: Steve Hubbard, James Atkinson, Mikey Goodwin and John Stackhouse.


'I am delighted that RSM has secured a new home for the business. RSM were instrumental in guiding us through a demanding process, going above and beyond what was expected. They worked with us extensively, providing valuable advice, particularly helping me through a thorough financial due diligence process. The team were detailed and articulate and this ultimately lead to a great outcome for the exiting shareholders.'

Richard Bower

Finance Director and shareholder, Barwick

'RSM were able to secure the right private equity partner to support the growth that the existing management team aims to deliver. RSM were instrumental in guiding us patiently through a demanding process, going above and beyond what was expected, helping us to achieve a great outcome for the exiting shareholders, the incoming private equity house and the current management team.'

Gary Campbell

Managing Director, Barwick