Supporting Growth in
Global Fashion Retailing


We are pleased to have acted as Joint Mandated Lead Arranger and original lender for TFG Brands (London) Limited’s £90m revolving credit facility.

TFG Brands (London) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Foschini Group Limited (TFG), a prominent South African retail business. TFG Brands London entered the UK market in 2015 with the acquisition of Phase Eight followed by the acquisitions of Whistles and Hobbs. In March last year, the Group also launched its own homeware offering, known as Inside Story.

The funding is set to support TFG’s position in the UK retail sector, providing flexibility for further investment to optimize its brand platform as well as facilitating the acquisition and onboarding of new brands. It will also enable TFG Brands London to further pursue domestic and international expansion to fuel its growth.

As experts in financing the retail industry and the sole African financier involved in this transaction, Absa consistently demonstrates the significance of collaborating with our clients to drive financial success and opportunities for sustained business growth. We are excited to be supporting TFG London’s next phase of growth.

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