M&A Deal Summary

Mayfair Equity Partners and Hermes GPE Acquire YO! Sushi

On November 24, 2015, private equity firm Mayfair Equity Partners and asset manager Hermes GPE acquired restaurant YO! Sushi from Quilvest Capital Partners for 100M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Mayfair Equity Partners’ 1st and Hermes GPE’s 1st transaction in the Restaurants sector.
  • This is Mayfair Equity Partners’ 0th and Hermes GPE’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Mayfair Equity Partners’ 4th and Hermes GPE’s 4th transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-11-24
Target YO! Sushi
Sector Restaurants
Buyer(s) Mayfair Equity Partners
Hermes GPE
Sellers(s) Quilvest Capital Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 100M GBP

Target

YO! Sushi

London, United Kingdom
website
YO! Sushi is a chain of conveyor belt Japanese restaurants offering 'sophisticated fast food'. YO! Sushi was founded in 1997 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 2

DESCRIPTION

Mayfair Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on buyout and growth capital investments in the technology, media, communications, and consumer sectors. Mayfair was formed in 2014 and is headquartered in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 17
Sector (Restaurants) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 6
Country (United Kingdom) 4 of 13
Year (2015) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-10-01 Hotels and More

Harrow, United Kingdom

Hotels and More Ltd. is a major inbound tour operator for group tours and Frequent Individual Travellers (“FIT”), which are sold through a network of European business partners. Specialising in the UK and Ireland, it provides a turnkey solution for its partners including accommodation, coach hire, ferry crossings, tour guides and entry to tourist attractions.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-04-18 Talon Outdoor

London, United Kingdom

Talon Outdoor is an independently-owned global Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising agency with a focus on delivering innovative and forward-thinking strategic OOH solutions, integrated with wider communications. Talon Outdoor was founded in 2007 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Buy -
Buyer

Hermes GPE

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Asset Manager
Founded 2010
PE ASSETS 8.0B GBP
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Hermes GPE is a global investor in private equity funds as well as direct co-investor. The Firm manages assets on behalf of institutional investors with a focus on private markets. Hermes GPE is headquartered in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 11
Sector (Restaurants) 1 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 5 of 7
Country (United Kingdom) 4 of 8
Year (2015) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-11-07 Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik

Raubling, Germany

Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik is a developer and producer of silicone breast forms for women after mastectomy. Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik was founded in 1975 and is based in Raubling, Germany.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-11-03 Pure Gym

Leeds, United Kingdom

Pure Gym is a large fitness club operator in the U.K. Pure Gym offers its members convenience with 24/7/365 access at a significant value compared to traditional operators. Pure Gym is headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Sell £600M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Quilvest Capital Partners

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1972
PE ASSETS 6.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Quilvest Capital Partners is the private equity investment arm of asset management firm Quilvest. Quilvest Capital Partners invests in private equity and debt funds as well as makes direct investments. The direct investment group looks for opportunities in the US, Europe, and 'opportunistically' in Asia with a preference for buyout, growth capital, and venture transactions. Quilvest Capital Partners will consider both minority and majority positions. Quilvest Capital Partners was established in 1972 and is based Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 41 of 68
Sector (Restaurants) 3 of 5
Type (Secondary Buyout) 14 of 24
Country (United Kingdom) 4 of 5
Year (2015) 5 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 17 of 20
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-10-20 PhotoBox

London, United Kingdom

Photobox offers a wide range of photo gifting products including photo books, calendars, canvases and wall-art, mugs, gifts, jigsaws, prints and magnets. The company has strong market positions in United Kingdom, France, Spain and Germany as well as other European markets. Photobox serves its key geographical markets through three online brands: Photobox, Hofmann & PosterXXL.

Sell $618M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-01-08 Sogetrel

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Sogetrel is a provider of communication network services, with turnkey solutions for the deployment, connection and commissioning of customers telecommunication networks. Sogetrel was founded in 1985 and is based in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

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