Great British Botanical Limited makes market-leading, aluminium-framed premium glasshouses, selling a wide range of Victorian-style, traditional and bespoke structures under the heritage brand, Hartley Botanic.
Hartley Botanic is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society and its customers include Grosvenor Estate, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The company sells to gardeners throughout the UK, United States and Europe.
In 2016, Rockpool funded a management buy-in and also provided additional capital to support US growth.
The company has experienced consistent growth in revenue since investment, equivalent to a CAGR of 15%.
|Sector||Premium glasshouse manufacturer|
|Aim of funding||Growth|
|HMRC Advanced Assurance received||Yes|
|Envisaged investor exit||2020 (4 years)|
|Targeted return||Equity Investment Return - 3.3x capital invested | Investor Loan Return - 1.92x capital invested, including interest payable at 10% per annum and equity upside|