Investment Summary

Exits Franklin Medical Products

On September 1, 1985, invested in medical products company Franklin Medical Products from Cinven and CVC Capital Partners

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Medical Products sector.
  • This is transaction in the United Kingdom.

Investment Summary

Date 1985-09-01
Target Franklin Medical Products
Sector Medical Products
Sellers(s) Cinven
CVC Capital Partners
Deal Type Trade Sale

Target

Franklin Medical Products

United Kingdom
Franklin was formed in February 1982 to effect the purchase of Searle Medical Products through a buyout by management supported by Cinven. Its owners, the multinational pharmaceutical company G.D. Searle, considered it non-core. The business manufactured, marketed and distributed medical equipment to hospitals throughout Europe. The business was well invested and it generated a strong positive cash flow.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Cinven

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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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 3 of 123
Sector (Medical Products) 1 of 2
Type (Trade Sale) 1 of 14
Country (United Kingdom) 3 of 71
Year (1985) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1985-09-01 Caradon Plumbing Solutions

Hull, United Kingdom

Caradon is a pan-European heating business manufacturing and distributing an exclusive range of boilers and radiators in Europe, particularly in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Turkey.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1986-01-01 St Regis Paper

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

St Regis Paper Company Ltd was one of the largest producers of paper and corrugated packaging in the UK. It was owned by Champion Corporation who had decided to sell its operations outside of the US. In 1985, St. Regis was bought by its management team supported by Cinven.

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SELLER

CVC Capital Partners

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1981
PE ASSETS 82.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

CVC Capital Partners is a global private equity firm focused on investments in large companies located in Europe, North America, and Asia. CVC looks for opportunities with stable cash flows and talented management, and will consider businesses in a variety of industries. Target sectors include textiles, industrial products, waste management, building materials, energy/utilities, business services, financial services, distribution, healthcare, media, semiconductors, and gaming. CVC can handle transactions valued from €250 million to €10 billion. CVC Capital Partners was formed in 1981 and is based in Luxembourg.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 167
Sector (Medical Products) 1 of 1
Type (Trade Sale) 1 of 7
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 32
Year (1985) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1985-01-01 Beauty International Fragrances

United Kingdom

Beauty International Fragrances was established as a new company in July 1984 to acquire four separate businesses, each involved in the distribution of fragrances and cosmetics. Cinven supported a management team who had identified the availability of these different businesses and saw the opportunity to create a business in a larger scale.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1986-04-01 Cundell Industries

London, United Kingdom

Cinven supported the management buyout of Cundell from the Lawson Mardon Group in April 1986. Cundell was a specialist manufacturer of corrugated packaging material. Its product range was based on traditional boxes but it differentiated itself through the quality of its products and service, through technology and design innovation and through various printing techniques applied to the basic product line.

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