Cinven is a large 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.
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In the last 3 years, Cinven has acquired 4 companies.
Cinven’s most common sectors for investment are business services (8%) and publishing (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (49%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Cinven has invested in 6 US states and 17 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Amadeus IT Holding SA for $4.9B.
In the last 3 years, Cinven has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (33%). Cinven’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold GE AVIO S.r.l. for $3.7B.
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