Investment Summary

Exits Phase Eight

On January 25, 2007, invested in retailer Phase Eight from Equistone Partners Europe Limited for 52M GBP

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • Phase Eight was sold to a financial buyer in 2011.
  • Phase Eight was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2015 for 238M GBP.

Investment Summary

Date 2007-01-25
Target Phase Eight
Sector Retail
Sellers(s) Equistone Partners Europe Limited
Deal Type Secondary Sale
Deal Value 52M GBP

Target

Phase Eight

LONDON, United Kingdom
website
Phase Eight offers a range of evening wear, bridalwear and accessories aimed at the 35- to 55-year-old woman. It has 107 stores and 203 concessions throughout the U.K. and Ireland as well as 15 stores and 113 concessions in 16 international markets including Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Equistone Partners Europe Limited

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1997
PE ASSETS 9.6B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Equistone Partners Europe Ltd is a private equity firm that invests in small to mid-sized companies with valued from €50 to €500 million. Equistone targets companies operating in the fields of services, healthcare, financial services, and consumer/travel. The Firm looks to invest €25 to €200 million in a variety of transactions, including buyouts, growth capital financings, and recapitalizations. Equistone Partners Europe Ltd. (formerly Barclays Private Equity Ltd) was formed in 1997 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 65 of 185
Sector (Retail) 2 of 11
Type (Secondary Sale) 4 of 11
Country (United Kingdom) 35 of 83
Year (2007) 1 of 11
Size (of disclosed) 47 of 57
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