Investment Summary

Exits STS Travel Group

On October 1, 2007, invested in leisure company STS Travel Group from Bowmark Capital

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Leisure sector.
  • This is transaction in the United Kingdom.

Investment Summary

Date 2007-10-01
Target STS Travel Group
Sector Leisure
Sellers(s) Bowmark Capital
Deal Type Merger

Target

STS Travel Group

Brighton, United Kingdom
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STS specialises in three areas of the school travel market: ski trips, educational tours and adventure and activity trips. The business provides these services to over 55,000 students per year from over 1,000 schools in the UK and is the market leader in the provision of teacher-supervised school ski-trips to Europe and North America. EAT was created through the merger of the School Travel Group (STG) and Kingswood Educational Group (Kingswood) in October 2007.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Bowmark Capital

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1997
PE ASSETS 1.5B GBP
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bowmark Capital is a private equity firm that targets investments in smaller, growth-oriented companies based in the UK. Bowmark considers investments across a range of industries with a strong interest in Business & Financial Services, Consumer & Leisure, Education & Training, Healthcare, Media, and Technology. Bowmark funds individual equity investments of up to £100 million and focuses on investing in UK companies which are valued between £50 million and £250 million. Bowmark was formed in 1997 and is based in London, United Kingdom.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 24
Sector (Leisure) 1 of 1
Type (Merger) 2 of 2
Country (United Kingdom) 7 of 23
Year (2007) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-10-01 Kingswood Educational Group

Norwich, United Kingdom

Kingswood operates 16 centres in the UK and one in France, which provide residential and day educational activity courses to primary and secondary school groups. The business provides these services to approximately 130,000 children per year from over 2,500 schools. It also operates a summer camp business trading under the Camp Beaumont brand name. EAT was created through the merger of the School Travel Group (STG) and Kingswood Educational Group (Kingswood) in October 2007.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-04-07 RLDatix

London, United Kingdom

RLDatix helps organizations drive safer, more efficient care by providing governance, risk, and compliance tools that drive overall improvement and safety. The company's suite of cloud-based software helps organizations report on adverse events, reduce healthcare-acquired infections and ensure patient safety learnings are implemented across the continuum of care. With more than 5,000 customers in over 20 countries, RLDatix software protects hundreds of millions of patients around the world. RLDatix was formed in 1986 and is based in London.

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