AG's Manchester Private Equity team has advised body care supplier Grace Cole on its multi-million investment from the Business Growth Fund.

The deal will enable the business to expand its operation further across the UK & Internationally.

The AG team was lead by Corporate Partner Paul Medlicott and Katie Simpson. Paul and Katie were supported by Daniel Smith, Kim Meadowcroft, Justine Delroy, William Ngan, Michael Carter and Lauren Evans, Jamie Hamnett and Chris McAvoy.

This is the second deal AG has done for the business, advising them in summer 2015 on the buyout of one of the founder shareholders. This deal showcases AG's vast experience in the personal care and beauty sector, where the team advises some of the most well known brands. Earlier in the year, the same team advised in relation to the sale of iconic British brand REN Skincare to Unilever and regularly advises PZ Cussons Plc (including in relation to the disposal of its Eastern European homecare brands and the acquisitions of its Fudge Haircare, Sanctuary Spa, St Tropez and Charles Worthington brands).