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 is based in London.
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Candover Investments’ most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and media (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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (48%). Candover Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A. for $8.1B.
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