Investment Summary

Exits DMW Logistics

On January 19, 2008, invested in consumer services company DMW Logistics from HgCapital and Core Capital Partners for 75M GBP

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • DMW Logistics was sold to a strategic buyer in 2008 for 75M GBP.

Investment Summary

Date 2008-01-19
Target DMW Logistics
Sector Consumer Services
Sellers(s) HgCapital
Core Capital Partners
Deal Type Trade Sale - Public Company
Deal Value 75M GBP

Target

DMW Logistics

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
website
The Sanctuary Spa operates the women's day health spa, The Sanctuary, in Covent Garden and also owns a range of beauty products distributed through The Sanctuary and Boots the Chemist.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

HgCapital

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 9.0B GBP
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

HgCapital is a European private equity firm focused on a wide range of transactions including public-to-private leveraged buy-outs, management buy-ins, divestitures, and turnarounds. Broad sectors of interest include consumer and leisure, healthcare, industrials, services, technology, media, and renewable energy. The Firm will consider both majority and minority investment positions. HgCapital is the successor to Mercury Capital Partners, a former unit of Merill Lynch which was spun out by management in 2000. HgCapital has offices in London and Munich.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 15 of 84
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 3
Type (Trade Sale - Public Company) 8 of 30
Country (United Kingdom) 9 of 43
Year (2008) 1 of 7
Size (of disclosed) 25 of 31
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2008-01-29 The Sanctuary Group

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

The Sanctuary Spa is a female body care brand in the UK. The company also operates The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden, which serves over 64,000 guests per annum.

Sell £75M
SELLER
DESCRIPTION

Core Capital Partners is a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in UK-based companies. The Firm is a generalist investor and has experience in the healthcare, IT, business services, leisure, consumer, technology, and media sectors. Core generally seeks to commit £10 to £25 million per investment and will consider a variety of transaction situations including buyouts, growth capital financings, add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations, and distressed situations. Core Capital was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 14
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 1
Type (Trade Sale - Public Company) 2 of 5
Country (United Kingdom) 5 of 12
Year (2008) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 4
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