Buoyant Upholstery

  • SectorManufacturing
  • OverviewUpholstered furniture manufacture
  • Value£7 million MBO
  • CompletedJuly 2013


Buoyant was established in Sandiacre, Nottingham by Ebeneezer Savage in 1909 and the company quickly built a reputation for quality and became the leading supplier of upholstered furniture for cinemas, theatres and luxury cruise liners.

It is now the largest independent UK furniture manufacturer currently supplying to national, independent and on-line retailers. With more than 600 employees Buoyant manufactures over 95% of its products from sourced raw materials at its base in Nelson, Lancashire.

With the growing trend towards home improvement, home-owners are now updating their furniture more regularly. With a more fashion-led approach to upholstered furniture, retailers are demanding customised and ‘made to order’ products., and at the point of investment the company had seen a 70% increase in product sales over a three-year period.

Buoyant Upholstery in numbers

  • 630 Number of employees at point of investment
  • 100+ Years trading
  • 12% Solar energy as % of overall energy

We are delighted to be backing a century old British manufacturing business with a strong track record and an ambitious management team

Andy Leach ,  Investment Partner ,  NVM

NVM has been a fantastic partner to the business having been fully supportive of our investment plans over the years and were calm, helpful and pragmatic through the Covid crisis which is now well and truly behind us. We can’t have had a better partner.

Mike Aramayo ,  Managing Director ,  Buoyant Holdings

Buoyant Upholstery News

NVM Private Equity supports the management buy-out of UK furniture manufacturer, Buoyant Holdings

NVM Private Equity (NVM) has invested £7 million in the management buy-out...

11th July 2013

NVM supports the MBO of Buoyant Holdings

5th June 2014