M&A Deal Summary

EPIC Private Equity Acquires Past Times

On December 1, 2005, private equity firm EPIC Private Equity acquired retailer Past Times for 8M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is EPIC Private Equity’s 2nd transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is EPIC Private Equity’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is EPIC Private Equity’s 5th transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • Past Times went bankrupt in 2012.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-12-01
Target Past Times
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) EPIC Private Equity
Deal Type Special Situations/Distressed
Deal Value 8M GBP

Target

Past Times

Witney, United Kingdom
website
Past Times street retailer, specialising in gifts and retro style goods. Past Times was founded in 1986 and is based in Witney, United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

EPIC Private Equity

London, United Kingdom

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

EPIC Private Equity is an independent private equity, advisory, and administration firm. Within its direct investing arm, EPIC partners with management and entrepreneurs in UK SME’s, investing in control or minority positions across growth, buyout, distressed and PIPE transactions, targeting businesses with competitive advantages and strong cash flows, management. Sectors of interest include consumer, retail, healthcare, support services, industrials and media sectors with an aggregate annual turnover of more than £250 million. EPIC Private Equity was formed in 2001 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 9
Sector (Retail) 2 of 3
Type (Special Situations/Distressed) 2 of 3
Country (United Kingdom) 5 of 8
Year (2005) 4 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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