Waterstones Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1982

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 3,000

Employees

  • Latest Deal Type
  • 2ndary - Private

  • Financing Rounds
  • 6

  • Investments
  • 4

Waterstones General Information

Description

Operator of a chain of retail bookstores intended to offer books at affordable prices throughout the United Kingdom. The company owns and operates a series of three hundred retail bookstores engaged in the purpose of marketing books in their physical form among readers offering various genres including best-sellers, novels, fiction, non-fiction as well as books for children, enabling readers to buy or gift varieties of books at one place.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Waterstone's
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Specialty Retail
Other Industries
Other Retail
Corporate Office
  • 203-206 Piccadilly
  • London W1J 9HD
  • England, United Kingdom
+44 020 0000 0000

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Waterstones Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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Post-Val Status Debt

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Waterstones Comparisons

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Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last
Financing
Details
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Waterstones Competitors (3)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Books A Million Corporate Backed or Acquired Birmingham, AL 0000 000.00 000000000 000.00
W&G Foyle Private Equity-Backed London, United Kingdom 00 000000000000
Barnes & Noble Private Equity-Backed New York, NY 00000 00000 000000000 00000
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Waterstones Executive Team (5)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Achilles James Daunt Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Karen Ashworth Chief Financial Officer
Kate Skipper Chief Operating Officer
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Waterstones Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Waterstones Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Waterstones Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Blackwell's 28-Feb-2022 0000000000 Specialty Retail 00000000
Wordery.com 01-May-2020 0000000000 Specialty Retail 00000000
W&G Foyle 07-Sep-2018 0000000000 Specialty Retail 00000000
Meyer Bergman (Waterstones building on Piccadilly) 01-Jan-1999 Corporate Asset Purchase Buildings and Property
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Waterstones Subsidiaries (4)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Wordery.com Specialty Retail London, United Kingdom 2012
Barnes & Noble Specialty Retail New York, NY 0000
W&G Foyle Specialty Retail London, United Kingdom 0000
Blackwell's Specialty Retail Oxford, United Kingdom 0000
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Waterstones Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Meyer Bergman (Waterstones building on Piccadilly) 01-Jan-1999 000000000 00000 00 Completed
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Waterstones FAQs

  • When was Waterstones founded?

    Waterstones was founded in 1982.

  • Who is the founder of Waterstones?

    Timothy Waterstone is the founder of Waterstones.

  • Who is the CEO of Waterstones?

    Achilles James Daunt is the CEO of Waterstones.

  • Where is Waterstones headquartered?

    Waterstones is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

  • What is the size of Waterstones?

    Waterstones has 3,000 total employees.

  • What industry is Waterstones in?

    Waterstones’s primary industry is Specialty Retail.

  • Is Waterstones a private or public company?

    Waterstones is a Private company.

  • What is Waterstones’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Waterstones is 000000.

  • How much funding has Waterstones raised over time?

    Waterstones has raised $861M.

  • Who are Waterstones’s investors?

    Elliott Investment Management and Hemma Group (Zurich) have invested in Waterstones.

  • Who are Waterstones’s competitors?

    Books A Million, W&G Foyle, and Barnes & Noble are competitors of Waterstones.

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