Bridgepoint is a pan-European private equity investor focused on acquiring middle market businesses valued up to €1 billion. Its investments have included the Azzurri Group, Element Materials Technology and Pret a Manger in the UK, Dorna in Spain, Balt, eFront and Histoire d'Or in France. It operates a second business, Bridgepoint Development Capital, which specialises in smaller cap businesses valued up to €150 million.
|Private Ownership, Limited partnership|
|Products||Investments, private equity funds|
|Total assets||€18 billion (£16 billion)|
In May 2002, Bridgepoint closed its first fund following its independence from NatWest. The fund closed at €2 billion, and made its first investments in WT Foods, Virgin Active and Hydrex.
- Infront Sports & Media, acquired 2011
- Pret a Manger,
- Leeds Bradford Airport (now owned by AMP Capital)
- Molton Brown
- Care UK Ltd
- Dennis Eagle purchased August 1999
sold January 2004 to ABN Amro
- Alain Afflelou
- Fat Face
- Burger King
- Infinitas Learning
- Wiggle Ltd
- Nordic Cinema Group
- AHT Cooling System GmbH
- LGC: Analytical testing services (UK)
- Virgin Active,
- Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
- ASK Italian
- Oasis Healthcare
- Inspiring Learning
- Wiggle, Chain Reaction Cycles and Bike24
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- Factset - Company id: 05FJQ5-E
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- Pret a Manger to be sold to private equity, The Telegraph, 23 February 2008
- "Leeds Bradford Airport sold to Australian investment fund". www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- Natwest subsidiary buys Dennis Eagle Commercial Motor 5 August 1999
- Eagle strike Commercial Motor 15 January 2004
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- "Bridgepoint / Bridgepoint Development Capital Invests in European online payments services provider Trustly". Bridgepoint.eu. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
- Bridgepoint Acquires Inspiring Learning, The PIE, 23 November 2016
- Official website
- Recommendation for Investment in Bridgepoint Europe IV. PSERS PRIVATE INVESTMENT PROGRAM, December 12, 2007