Waterstones Overview

  • Founded
  • 1982
Founded
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 3,100
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO
  • Financing Rounds
  • 4
  • Investments
  • 3

Waterstones General Information

Description

Operator of a chain of retail book stores across the United Kingdom. The company owns and operates a series of 275 retail stores engaged in the purpose of marketing of books in their physical form among readers. The books range across various genres and include best-sellers, novels, fiction, non-fiction as well as books for children.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Waterstone's
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Specialty Retail
Primary 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/
EBITDA
Post-Val Status Debt

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Waterstones Comparisons

Description
Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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Waterstones Competitors (2)

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
000000 & 00000 Private Equity-Backed Lyndhurst, NJ 00000 00000 000000000000 00000
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Waterstones Executive Team (2)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Achilles James Daunt Managing Director
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Waterstones Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-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 (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
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0&0 00000 07-Sep-2018 0000000000 Specialty Retail 00000000 00000 00000
Meyer Bergman (Waterstones building on Piccadilly) 01-Jan-1999 Corporate Asset Purchase Buildings and Property
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Waterstones Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
W&G Foyle Specialty Retail London, United Kingdom 1903
000000 & 00000 Publishing Lyndhurst, NJ 0000
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Waterstones Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000 0000000 (000 01-Jan-1999 000000000 00000 00 Completed
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