Foresight Group invests in design and manufacturing company

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We have advised private equity investment manager, Foresight Group, on its £1.9 million investment to support an equity release from Regency Design & Print Limited.

Our Nottingham Corporate team provided comprehensive legal and commercial advice on the transaction, which sees Foresight Group collaborating with Regency Design & Print’s management team to improve its operations, creating a robust and scalable platform able to explore new growth opportunities over the coming years.

Regency is a designer and manufacturer of printed materials for the beverage equipment and retail point-of-sale sector. Founded in 1986, the Company is the UK market leader and boasts a longstanding customer list comprised of blue-chip beverage companies such as Coca Cola Enterprises and Lucozade Ribena Suntory. Over the past three years, Regency has developed a fast growing business line in producing proprietary branded housing for self-serve coffee and tea machines, known as “coffee pods”. Customers for this product include Jacobs, Douwe Egberts and Costa.

Mark Rutherford, Head of our Corporate team in our Nottingham office, said: “This is a pioneering move for both Foresight Group and Regency Design & Print and presents them with the opportunity to drive business forward into new areas and expand its blue-chip customer base. I am confident both businesses will continue to flourish in the current market under this new structure.”

Royal Bank of Scotland supported the transaction with attractive banking facilities, which alongside Foresight’s investment will provide the team with resources to pursue their growth plan.

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