Clearwater International advises LeMieux on its investment from LDC
Clearwater International has advised LeMieux, a leading equestrian brand on its minority investment from mid-market private equity firm LDC, to accelerate international growth and expand its product range.
LeMieux’s products are globally recognised for their quality, durability, technical performance, and design. Originally known for its saddle pads, the brand has since expanded its range into most areas of equestrian equipment, as well as premium rider wear and accessories, creating a signature LeMieux look and colour story. The brand is sold via over 500 traditional and online retailers in 69 countries and increasingly through its own website. LeMieux’s products are the choice of world class riders, including multiple Olympic and World Champion Charlotte Dujardin and Rolex Grand-Slam winning showjumper Scott Brash.
The business was founded in 2004 by Lisa and Robert Lemieux, a former professional event rider, British National Champion and Olympian. Following the move to new purpose-built premises in 2019, the business is now on track to generate revenues of almost €26m (£22m) in 2021, having grown by 30% each year since 2008.
LDC is backing LeMieux’s ambitious management team, led by Lisa and Robert, to accelerate its growth in the UK and overseas, and further expand its horsewear and rider wear offering.