M&A Deal Summary

Bridgepoint Acquires Nordic Cinema Group AB

On April 28, 2015, private equity firm Bridgepoint acquired media company Nordic Cinema Group AB from Ratos for 4.7B SEK

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 1st transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 11th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 7th transaction in Sweden.
Investment Fate
  • Nordic Cinema Group AB was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2017 for 8.3B SEK.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-04-28
Target Nordic Cinema Group AB
Sector Media
Buyer(s) Bridgepoint
Sellers(s) Ratos
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 4.7B SEK
Advisor(s) Castlegreen Partners (Financial)
Hansen Advokatbyrå KB (Legal)

Target

Nordic Cinema Group AB

Stockholm, Sweden
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Nordic Cinema Group AB is a cinema operator in the Nordic and Baltic regions, with more than 100 years of experience in managing and cultivating the cinema experience.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Bridgepoint

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 28.2B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bridgepoint is a large European private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies across a broad range of industries with an enterprise value of €200 - €1000 million. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, buy-ins, growth financings, consolidations, and take privates. The firms invest in the range of €75 - €400 million transaction. Bridgepoint Development Capital specializes in investments in businesses valued up to a €150 million, taking equity stakes of between €10 million and €75 million. General sectors of interest include consumer products and services, retail, financial services, healthcare, media, technology, industrials, and business services. Bridgepoint was formed in 1984 and has offices in London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 103 of 163
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 38 of 67
Country (Sweden) 7 of 12
Year (2015) 5 of 10
Size (of disclosed) 11 of 58
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-02-23 MVF Global

London, United Kingdom

MVF Global Ltd. is a provider of online customer acquisition and lead generation. The business uses proprietary technology, data driven analytics and in-house digital marketing expertise to provide some of the world's leading brands with high volumes of new customers that generate a strong return on investment.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-05-14 John Brown Media

London, United Kingdom

John Brown Media Ltd. is a UK contract publisher producing high quality magazines for a range of corporate clients, and is noted for its creativity and editorial content and ability to generate incremental revenue for its clients from the publications it produces.

Sell -

Seller(S) 1

DESCRIPTION

Ratos is a publicly-traded investment group focused on acquiring and growing un-listed companies. Ratos does not have any sector preferences and pursues platform companies throughout Scandinavia. The Firm's target investment size is 250M SEK to 5B SEK. Ratos looks to be an active owner in pursuing growth options and improving operations. Ratos was established in 1934 and is based in Stockholm.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 12
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 5
Country (Sweden) 3 of 7
Year (2015) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-11-21 Ledil

Salo, Finland

Ledil is a designer, developer, and sells secondary optics for LED lighting globally. The secondary optics process the light from the LED to provide optimum function for which the lamp is designed with as high energy efficiency as possible. Ledil was established in 2002 and is based in Salo, Finland.

Buy €97M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-06-25 Speed Group

Boras, Sweden

Speed Group is a provider of logistics services that extend from staffing to full-scale warehouse management and certain supplementary services in production, recruitment, and education. Speed Group was established in 2004 and is based in Boras, Sweden.

Buy kr450M