DMH Stallard advises the shareholders of Gutter Games Ltd on the sale to Amazon Acquirer Perch

05 Oct 2021

DMH Stallard is delighted to have advised the shareholders of Gutter Games on their sale to Perch, a leading acquirer and operator of Amazon and other D2C brands at scale.

Gutter Games is a leading UK games publisher and creator of party and drinking games which aim to have friends and family laughing hysterically in no time. They combine great ideas, customer-led design and high-quality manufacturing to form hilarious games for all occasions. Their product range includes the UK & US bestselling family game “Beat That!” which has reached #1 in the Amazon UK Toys and Games category in the last year.

Abigail Owen, led the DMH Stallard team, acting for the shareholders of Gutter Games Ltd, a UK start up launched in August 2017 and run by husband and wife team, Zak and Kate Walton.  They transformed their love of party games into a business that quickly expanded into new markets in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

Abigail said: “The sale represents a very exciting opportunity for the Gutter Games business.  The partnership with Perch will allow the business to continue its strong growth and develop both online and in traditional high street outlets.  We are delighted to have assisted Kate and Zak on this important transaction.  They have built an impressive business in just under 5 years and it was a pleasure to work with them at such an exciting time in their business growth.”

Zak and Kate Walton, Directors and founders of Gutter Games, commented:  “This move will provide a springboard for further growth for Gutter Games, and Perch is a great fit, they have an excellent track record of success in leading brands to new levels of growth. Abigail, Kay and the DMHS team have provided excellent legal advice and support to ensure the best interests of all parties were met.”

The team was led by Abigail Owen (corporate) working with Kay Miles (corporate), Debbie Venn and Rebecca Leeves (commercial), William Walsh (employment), Nitzan Cohen (tax) and Jonathan Crook (property).

EMC Corporate Finance acted as corporate finance advisers to Gutter Games Ltd and its shareholders, Kate and Zak.

Harrison Clark,  Rickerbys Solicitors acted as solicitors for the buyer group, Perch.

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