Souter Investments
is one of the UK’s leading family investment offices specialising in private equity

Clive Christian

Clive Christian

Vintage: September 2015

Sector: Consumer Goods

Location: London, Bolton

Type: MBI, Growth Capital

Souter Role: Lead Investor, Majority Stake

Souter Director: Yes

Status: Current

Clive Christian is a luxury goods business with a focus on perfume and furniture.

The perfume brand, which also incorporates the Crown Perfumery, represents the very best of British luxury and serves its discerning customers globally from some of the world’s most exclusive stores including Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Clive Christian Furniture is renowned for its craftsmanship, luxury design and unsurpassed quality, and is sold direct and through its dealerships in the UK, North America and the Far East. 

Amy Nelson-Bennett, the former CEO of Molton Brown, joined the business as Group CEO at the time of our investment, with founder Clive Christian becoming Creative Director whilst retaining a significant shareholding.

Souter Investments joined EME Capital in providing growth capital to allow the management team to exploit the potential of a world renowned brand by investing in new product development and marketing.


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Although Souter Investments has only been an investor in Clive Christian for just under a year, much has been achieved in putting the building blocks in place to maximise the potential of what is an iconic British luxury brand. Changes have been well received in the market and we are confident that the perfume and furniture businesses are set to grow strongly in the future. Souter Investments has supported the management team and provided the necessary resources to make the changes required and I continue to value their commercial and business judgement on all matters (except testing perfumes!).

Amy Nelson-Bennet, CEO