Darts Corner

Online darts retailer

November 2020

£7million investment


“The team at KCP were passionate about our business from the start and shared my vision for the future. We are delighted to welcome KCP into our business and look forward to working with the team as we continue this exciting journey.”

Wayne Taylor, CEO | Darts Corner

The business...

Darts Corner is a Bolton based specialist e-commerce business, selling darts and associated equipment. The business has built a market leading reputation for being the go-to provider of darts and related accessories within both domestic and core European markets and further afield. Darts Corner currently sells products directly to consumers and to trade customers in over 100 countries worldwide.

The business has recently successfully launched its own brand of products, Mission, which has quickly grown in popularity and complements Darts Corner’s already unrivalled product range.

The deal...

Following our successful investment in Gear 4 Music, we continue to be drawn to specialist e-commerce businesses with significant potential for further international expansion. We had been tracking Darts Corner for a while having identified it as a market leader within a growing market. We quickly recognised that Wayne’s ambition and deep sector knowledge would continue to drive the business forwards with our support.

KCP invested £7 million to fund a partial equity release to the founders alongside an investment into the business to support future growth. We are confident that Darts Corner will continue to go from strength to strength and grow its international footprint significantly over our investment period.

KCP value-add...

Since our investment we:

  • Appointed a Non-Executive Chairman, who brings a wealth of knowledge and relevant experience to the team
  • Sourced and appointed an experienced Finance Director