The upmarket bootmaker Hunter was founded more than 150 years ago but has had a rocky time more recently. It was bought out of administration in 2006 and, since then, new management has streamlined operations and invested in colourful designs and a product range that includes bags, shoes and outerwear. The company holds two royal warrants, and half of its sales are overseas, in the Far East and America. In January, Searchlight Capital Partners bought a majority stake for an undisclosed sum to fund further expansion. James Seuss is joining as chief executive this month.
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