Bridgepoint Group Ltd

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Bridgepoint is an American private equity group which focuses on acquiring market-leading businesses valued between €200m - €1bn. A secondary business, Bridgepoint Development Capital, specialises in investments in businesses valued up to €150m. Bridgepoint invests in 6 sectors: Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Industrials, and Media & Technology.[1]

Transparency

Rating 2017: 3 portfolio companies reviewed: Pret a Manger, Care UK plc and Fat Face. All complied with the Guidelines.
Bridgepoint do not publish their annual accounts on their website, nor a link to Companies House. Neither do they offer information on who their investors are; additionally, a login is required in order to access any investor information.

Company

Ownership

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Structure

PSC = Atlantic Investments Holdings Ltd, CH

  • Bridgepoint Group Ltd, CH2
    • Bridgepoint Advisers Group Ltd, investment holdco, CH3
      • Bridgepoint Advisers Holdings, holdco, CH1
      • Bridgepoint Capital (Doolittle) Ltd, [CH]
      • Bridgepoint Private Equity Growth Fund Ltd, [CH]
      • Vigny Holding Sarl, reg. France, OC

1. Subsids: Dec.31.2017 a/cs, p.11
2. Subsids: Dec.31.2017 a/cs, p.19
3. Subsids: Dec.31.2017 a/cs, p.9

Portfolio Companies

ToDo: Divisions, Portfolio, Review 2017, Press Releases, Private Fund Data, ThisIsMoney, Yahoo News, Investopedia, Unquote, Crunchbase, DDG1, DDG DDG2

Current

Historic

  • Jul.2004 - Jan.2010:
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    Pets at Home Group plc Bridgepoint bought a majority stake of more than 60%.ref It was later sold to US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
  • Feb.2008 - May.2018:
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    Pret a Manger was acquired by Bridgepoint (50%); Goldman Sachs (25%); Owners Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham (25%). McDonald's Corporation sold its 33% stake as part of the deal.ref Pret was sold to privately-held German conglomerate JAB Holding Company Sarl. ref,ref
  • Aug.2003 - Jul.2006:
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    All3Media Ltd was created to hold the business and assets of Chrysalis Television Group, Chrysalis Group plcWikipedia-W.svg's TV arm.[3] The acquiring consortium was led by Bridgepoint Capital (1,390,029 A), Julian Burns (178,718 B), Stephen Morrison (178,718 B), David Liddiment (39,715 B). AR-Jul.2005, ref All3Media was sold to private equity firm Permira.
  • May.2002: Bridgepoint made its first investments in WT Foods, Virgin Active and Hydrex.

Bridgepoint Capital

  •  ??.2002: Golden Wonder was sold to Middle Eastern packaged goods company Longulf Trading UK Ltd.todo, todo, todo, link,todo,todo,todo,todo,todo,DDG
  • Jun.2000: Coller Capital Ltd, leading a consortium of buyers, acquired the NatWest Equity Partners portfolio. Included were stakes in Golden Wonder crisps, Tetley Tea and Birmingham International Airport.ref,ref. Bridgepoint Capital continued to manage the portfolio. ref Golden Wonder was the subject of a secondary buyout in Jul.2000 from Legal and General Ventures, who were the lead investor in the original buyout from Dalgety plc in Oct.1995.ref
  • May.2000: Bridgepoint Capital: NatWest Equity Partners was renamed by its new owners.ref Website.arch, Portfolio.arch (2002)
  • Dec.1999: NatWest agreed to sell the management part of the business to its 150 employees. The portfolio was to be sold separately.ref,ref
  • Oct.1999: NatWest put its non-core assets up for sale in an attempt to defend itself from a hostile takeover by Royal Bank of Scotland.ref
  • 1984: NatWest Equity Partners was formed as the private equity arm of NatWest.