M&A Deal Summary

Caledonia Private Capital Acquires The Liberation Group

On July 6, 2016, private equity firm Caledonia Private Capital acquired restaurants company The Liberation Group from LGV Capital Ltd. for 118M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Caledonia Private Capital’s 1st transaction in the Restaurants sector.
  • This is Caledonia Private Capital’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Caledonia Private Capital’s 1st transaction in Channel Islands.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-07-06
Target The Liberation Group
Sector Restaurants
Buyer(s) Caledonia Private Capital
Sellers(s) LGV Capital Ltd.
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 118M GBP
Advisor(s) Travers Smith LLP (Legal)

Target

The Liberation Group

Saint Helier, Channel Islands
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The Liberation Group is an integrated pub and brewing business with two breweries and three distribution businesses. It is the largest pub group in the Channel Islands and has a growing presence in the South-West of the UK, operating under the Butcombe brand.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Caledonia Private Capital

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1878
PE ASSETS 765M GBP
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Restaurants) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 1
Country (Channel Islands) 1 of 1
Year (2016) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

LGV Capital Ltd.

London, United Kingdom

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1989
PE ASSETS 1.6B GBP
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

LGV Capital Ltd is the private equity arm of Legal & General Group plc, an FTSE-100 quoted insurance firm that invests in middle market consumer, healthcare, leisure and services companies headquartered in the British Isles. LGV focuses on buyouts of rapidly growing, profitable companies with defensible market positions and strong management. LGV looks to invest £15 million in businesses valued from £25 to £200 million. The Firm targets companies in specialist retail, consumer services, food/beverages, household, personal care/OTC products, luxury branded goods, residential care, education, life sciences, animal health, pubs, restaurants, caravan parks, spas, recreational facilities, consultancy, outsourcing, human capital, logistics, IT services and facilities managements. LGV Capital Ltd was formerly known as Legal & General Ventures. LGV was formed in 1989 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 19 of 19
Sector (Restaurants) 3 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 12 of 12
Country (Channel Islands) 1 of 1
Year (2016) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 6 of 10
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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