Edinburgh investor snaps up high-performance clothing specialist Montane

Edinburgh-based consumer brand investor Inverleith has secured a majority stake in outdoor clothing firm Montane.

The deal will see Montane broaden its reach in the UK and overseas. Picture: Jay French
The deal will see Montane broaden its reach in the UK and overseas. Picture: Jay French

The investment from Inverleith, which is also the major shareholder in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and chocolate brand Montezuma’s, will see the retailer broaden the distribution of its specialist mountain sport products in the UK and overseas, while driving product development.

Montane's range has steadily expanded to encompass a broad range of outerwear, mid and base layers, legwear, backpacks and accessories for both men and women.

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Inverleith managing partner Paul Skipworth said: “We look forward to enabling an even wider audience to engage with Montane in the UK and internationally.”

Its range has expanded to encompass a range of outerwear, mid and base layers, legwear and backpacks. Picture: Jay French

Montane’s managing director Jake Doxat, who will continue with the company as a board director, added: "After over two decades at the helm, it is time to hand over the reins of Montane to a passionate new owner who recognises the strength of Montane’s differentiated position, who shares the company’s values and beliefs and who has the consumer and commercial expertise to help steer the company to its next level of growth."