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Pentland Group

Pentland Group plc is a privately held, global brand management company based in the UK, involved in the sports, outdoor and fashion markets. It is owned by Stephen Rubin and family. It had sales of £973 million in 2007, making it the 42nd largest private company in the United Kingdom.

The group owns or has shares in the following brands: Speedo, Ellesse, Berghaus, Boxfresh, Mitre, Red or Dead, Franco Sarto, Ted Baker Footwear, KangaROOS, The group is the worldwide licensee for Lacoste and Ted Baker footwear. Pentland also has a licence from Kickers international BV to sell Kickers products.

Pentland Group is the majority owner of JD Sports Fashion plc, (“JD Sports”) which has 600 retail outlets in the UK, including JD, Bank, Scotts, Size, Blacks and Millets. Pentland also trade under the name of Brand-Fusion. There are currently 12 Brand-Fusion Outlets across the UK (2009) Pentland also has a venture capital division.

On 21 July 2010, owner Stephen Rubin was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Art (DArt) by Nottingham Trent University.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Modernizing Medicine 12/2012Venture Round$12M2
Kabbee 10/2012Venture Round$3.25M4



  1. Modernizing Medicine Completes a $12 Million Capital Raise ( [edit]
  2. London Cab Comparison Startup Kabbee Raises $3.25M, Ahead Of Series A Next Year ( [edit]
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