Investment Summary

Exits Amadeus

On April 1, 2010, invested in information technology company Amadeus from Cinven, BC Partners, European Capital and Emisys Capital SGRpA

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is transaction in Spain.

Investment Summary

Date 2010-04-01
Target Amadeus
Sector Information Technology
Sellers(s) Cinven
BC Partners
European Capital
Emisys Capital SGRpA
Deal Type IPO

Target

Amadeus

Madrid, Spain
website
Amadeus office in Miami, Florida.
Amadeus office in Miami, Florida.
Amadeus offers distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industries. At its core is the 'GDS' - the Global Distribution System that connects customers and travel agents with travel content options and facilitates booking, payment and fulfillment of flights, hotel bookings, car hire and other products. Amadeus was founded in 1987 and is based in Madrid, Spain.

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Seller(S) 4

SELLER

Cinven

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1977
PE ASSETS 37.0B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Cinven is a private equity firm focused on buyout investments in growing, profitable businesses located throughout Europe. Sectors of interest include business and financial services, healthcare, industrial, retail, leisure, consumer, technology, media, and telecommunications. Cinven looks to invest a minimum of €200 million in companies with a minimum enterprise value of €400 million. Cinven does not invest in start-ups or development phase companies. Cinven was established in 1977 and has offices in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Milan.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 82 of 123
Sector (Information Technology) 2 of 3
Type (IPO) 31 of 39
Country (Spain) 4 of 4
Year (2010) 3 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-03-16 Sebia

Lisses, France

Sebia is a provider of clinical protein electrophoresis equipment and reagents, a technology used for in-vitro diagnostic testing. Its systems analyse proteins in order to screen and monitor various diseases and conditions; primarily oncology (Multiple Myeloma), metabolic disorders such as Diabetes and also Hemoglobinopathy and rare pathologies. The company is headquartered in Lisses, France, and operates across more than 120 countries.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-05-20 Avolon Holdings

Dublin, Ireland

Avolon Holdings Ltd. is a provider of aircraft leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide. Avolon Holdings was formed in 2010 and is based in Dublin.

Buy $750M
SELLER

BC Partners

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
PE ASSETS 17.0B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

BC Partners is a mega private equity firm that invests in high quality businesses with leading market positions. BC does not specialize in any particular sector and makes only a select number of investments per year (3 in 2008, 2 in 2007, 3 in 2006). Sectors of interest include healthcare, directory publishing, media, industrial products, food, distribution, manufacturing, consumer services, business services, and communications. BC Partners was formed in 1986 and has offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, and New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 23 of 52
Sector (Information Technology) 2 of 4
Type (IPO) 5 of 7
Country (Spain) 1 of 2
Year (2010) 3 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-02-17 Spotless Group SAS

Neuilly-sur-seine, France

Spotless Group is a manufacturer of branded laundry care, insecticides and household products.

Buy €640M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-07-08 MultiPlan

New York, New York, United States

MultiPlan is a provider of technology-enabled healthcare cost management solutions. The company provides a single gateway to a host of analytics- and network-based solutions for managing the financial risks associated with medical claims, as well as solutions that improve payment integrity by resolving waste, abuse and fraud before payments are made. MultiPlan was founded in 1980 and is based in New York city.

Buy $3.1B
SELLER

European Capital

London, United Kingdom

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
PE ASSETS 1.2B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

European Capital is the European investment affiliate of American Capital. European Capital looks to provide a variety of investment and financing solutions including unitranche debt, mezzanine capital, senior debt, and equity co-investment. Funds are typically used to support buyouts, recapitalizations, finance growth, and make acquisitions. European Capital is sector agnostic, however the Firm has a preference for investments in the consumer, technology, manufacturing, services, and distribution sectors. European Capital was formed in 2005 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 18 of 52
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 1
Type (IPO) 2 of 6
Country (Spain) 1 of 2
Year (2010) 2 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-04-01 Spotless Group SAS

Neuilly-sur-seine, France

Spotless Group is a manufacturer of branded laundry care, insecticides and household products.

Sell €640M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-04-09 Stabilus

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Stabilus is a manufacturer of gas springs, hydraulic vibration dampers, continuously adjustable door stays, and automatic opening and closing systems for doors, trunk lids, and tailgates. Stabilus was incorporated in 1934 and is headquarters in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Buy -
SELLER

Emisys Capital SGRpA

Milan, Italy

website


Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 2013
PE ASSETS 130M EUR
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

AF Mezzanine is a provider of junior capital to support leveraged buyouts, growth capital financings, as well as recapitalizations. AF generally focuses on mid-sized companies with sales of €50 to €500 million. AF does have any sector preferences, however the Firm prefers stable businesses with predictable cash-flows. The Firm's target investment size is €4 to €20 million. AF will not invest in start-ups or turnaround situations. AF Mezzanine is controlled by financial group Fineurop and is based in Milan.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 13
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 1
Type (IPO) 1 of 3
Country (Spain) 1 of 1
Year (2010) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-03-02 Global Garden Products

Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

Global Garden Products provides a powered garden equipment market leader with a particularly strong position in Italy, Scandinavia and the UK. Global Garden Products was founded in 2000 and is based in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-07-15 Ontex Group

Aalst, Belgium

Ontex Group is an European private label manufacturer of baby diapers, adult incontinence products and feminine hygiene disposables. The company is headquartered in Belgium and has more than 4,000 employees and more than 10 manufacturing plants in the EU, CEE, Turkey, Algeria and China. Ontex Group was incorporated in 1979 and is based in Aalst, Belgium.

Buy €1.2B