Bread Holdings

Bread Holdings is the holding company of the Bread Factory and GAIL’s Artisan Bakery, a fast growing and critically acclaimed retail bakery and cafe. GAIL’s bread is also available through Waitrose, Harvey Nichols and Ocado the online grocer.

Risk Capital Partners backed the management buyout in 2011 and is supporting the continued growth of the business.

Why we invested:

  • Strong brand identity, defining the premium artisan bakery market
  • Increased demand for quality artisan food & coffee
  • Mix of distribution models – wholesale and retail
  • Opportunity to grow Gail’s bakeries from eight sites


“Risk help us to manage our growth because above all they understand us, they get it – we bake really great bread and believe in the future of craft baking!”

Tom Molnar
CEO Bread Factory