Smart Group acquires Last Supper
Leading catering and events specialist, Smart Group, acquires luxury catering company Last Supper.
Smart Group acquires luxury catering company
Catering and event management specialist, Smart Group, has acquired luxury catering company Last Supper in the latest bid to become industry leaders in catering and events. Last Supper joins the groups’ existing catering brands within Smart Group of Moving Venue and Smart Hospitality, alongside other group divisions Evolution London, Smart Parties and Smart Live.
Last Supper, the self-styled ‘curators of beautiful events’, boast an enviable portfolio of clients such as Gucci, Breitling, Sotheby’s and Mont Blanc, alongside a variety of private clientele. Last Supper benefit from this strategic acquisition with Smart Group’s buying power and the opportunity of being part of a wider business offers.
Last Supper will retain 25% of the business and keep its brand identity, remaining as a separate trading division of the Group. The team structure, offices and kitchens of Last Supper will be un-affected by the purchase and the business will continue to be overseen by founder Jonathan Attwood.
Greg Lawson, CEO of Smart Group commented on the acquisition: “This is a sector of the market that we have had great ambitions to enter. Whilst several opportunities have arisen over the years, none have had quite the same synergy as we felt with Jonathan and his team. Last Supper is a market leader in their segment, and we believe that we are well positioned to take the brand to new heights.”
Jonathan Attwood, Founder of Last Supper added: “Since establishing Last Supper in 2003, it has always been my aim to ultimately partner with a broader like-minded business. Smart Group felt like the right fit, as their focus was very much on maintaining the core values and identity of the brand. This is a great opportunity for Last Supper to continue to grow and finesse its’ offer as well as benefit from the wider support of The Smart Group.”
Upon the acquisition, Jonathan will work closely with Greg, and Smart Group Managing Director Chloe Jackson in integrating the brand, whilst ensuring the brand remains autonomous and synonymous in which their clients and venues have enjoyed over the years.
Find out more about Last Supper here.