M&A Deal Summary

BlueGem Capital Partners Acquires Liberty

On June 28, 2010, private equity firm BlueGem Capital Partners acquired retail company Liberty PLC for 42M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is BlueGem Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is BlueGem Capital Partners’ 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is BlueGem Capital Partners’ 2nd transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • Liberty was recapitalized in 2019 for 300M GBP.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-06-28
Target Liberty PLC
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) BlueGem Capital Partners
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 42M GBP
Advisor(s) Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP
Dean Street Adviser Ltd.
Global Leisure Partners LLP (Financial)

Target

Liberty PLC

London, United Kingdom
website
Liberty Art Fabrics is a London and Tokyo based designer and wholesale distributor of high quality printed fabrics to the worldwide fashion industry.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

BlueGem Capital Partners

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2007
PE ASSETS 500M EUR
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

BlueGem Capital Partners LLP is an independent private equity firm that invests in mid-market European businesses Europe, primarily those based in the UK and Italy. BlueGem seeks majority or minority positions in both public and private companies valued greater than €500 million. The Firm looks to invest €20 – €75 million per transaction. Specific areas of interest include retail, consumer good/brands, wholesale distribution, and business services. Types of transactions include growth capital financings, MBOs, MBIs and replacement capital. BlueGem Capital Partners LLP was spin off of Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. BlueGem Capital Partners LLP was formed in 2007 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 24
Sector (Retail) 1 of 6
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 2 of 10
Year (2010) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-06-18 Management Consulting Group Plc

London, United Kingdom

Management Consulting Group is a global provider of consultancy services and professional service. Management Consulting Group is based in London, United Kingdom.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-06-29 Enotria Winecellars Ltd.

London, United Kingdom

Enotria is the UK’s specialist wine supplier. it provide both on and off trade businesses of every size and shape with a dynamic and award-winning wine portfolio.

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