Candover Investments is a private equity firm that targets investments in European and Asian companies operating in broad range of industries. Candover's primary focus is on businesses located in Western Europe; including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, and Spain. However, the Firm also considers opportunities in Asia and Eastern Europe. The Firm's target investment size is €150 to €500 million in businesses valued between €500 million and €5 billion. Sectors of interest include media, financial services, support services, leisure, healthcare, technology, and industrial. Candover Investments was formed in 1980 and has offices in London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Mumbai, and Hong Kong.
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Candover Investments’ most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and automotive (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (27%). In total, Candover Investments has invested in 4 US states and 12 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Alma Consulting Group for $3.9B.
In the last 3 years, Candover Investments has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). Candover Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A. for $8.1B.
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