M&A Deal Summary

Active Partners Acquires F.W. Evans Cycles

On April 7, 2008, growth capital firm Active Partners acquired retail company F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd. for 35M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Active Partners’ 1st transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is Active Partners’ 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Active Partners’ 2nd transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • F.W. Evans Cycles was sold to a financial buyer in 2015 for 110M GBP.
  • F.W. Evans Cycles was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2018.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-04-07
Target F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd.
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) Active Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 35M GBP

Target

F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd.

Crawley, United Kingdom
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F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd. is an operator of specialist cycling retailer. F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd. was founded in 1921 and is based in Crawley, United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Active Partners

Investor Investor Investor

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Category Growth Capital Firm
Founded 2004
SizeSmall
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Active Partners is a private investment firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, consumer centric companies. Active looks to commit £2 to £10 million in UK-based companies. The Firm will consider both majority or minority positions. Active Partners was established in 2004 and is headquartered in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 6
Sector (Retail) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 2 of 6
Year (2008) 1 of 1
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