Investment Summary

Exits Fox IT

On November 1, 2010, invested in information technology company Fox IT from Horizon Capital and Indigo Capital for 11M GBP

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is transaction in the United Kingdom.

Investment Summary

Date 2010-11-01
Target Fox IT
Sector Information Technology
Sellers(s) Horizon Capital
Indigo Capital
Deal Type Trade Sale
Deal Value 11M GBP

Target

Fox IT

Woking, United Kingdom
website
Fox IT was a globally respected IT service management and governance company, providing consultancy and education in IT mainly to large corporates. Its products focused on helping companies match their IT operations to their business strategy and ensure good IT governance and performance.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Horizon Capital

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 800M GBP
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Lyceum Capital Partners LLP (formerly known as West Private Equity) is a private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market companies with £1 to £10 million of EBITDA. The firm focused on healthcare, education/human capital, business outsourcing and technology, financial services, and media services sectors. Lyceum invests in the range of £10 – £75 million per transaction. The Firm also selectively invests in specialist consumer, retail and industrial services. Lyceum Capital was formed in 1999 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 23
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 6
Type (Trade Sale) 4 of 4
Country (United Kingdom) 8 of 21
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 8 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-10-20 Compact Media Group

London, United Kingdom

Compact is an independent rights administrator and distributor of royalties for TV, film and music, providing a broad range of services which maximise income for intellectual property rights owners.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-03-28 The Access Group

London, United Kingdom

The Access Group is a provider of fully integrated business management software. Its portfolio spans ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. The Access Group was formed in 1991 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Buy £54M
SELLER

Indigo Capital

London, United Kingdom

website


Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 1990
PE ASSETS 1.6B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Indigo Capital is a provider of mezzanine capital to help fund buyouts, corporate acquisitions, expansions, and recapitalizations. Indigo typically invests alongside other private equity firms, however the Firm invests independently as well. Indigo is active throughout Europe and looks to commit €10 to €100 million per transaction. Indigo is sector agnostic and generally backs businesses with 'established market positions, strong, ambitious and incentivized management and attractive growth prospects.' Indigo Capital raised its first fund in 1990. The Firm has offices in London and Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 16 of 40
Sector (Information Technology) 3 of 4
Type (Trade Sale) 1 of 2
Country (United Kingdom) 4 of 11
Year (2010) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 6 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Mexico

Nextiraone Mexico S.A. de C.V. provides planning, implementation, support and management services of voice, data and converged communications networks in Mexico.

Sell $170M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-11-04 SMCP SAS

Paris, France

SMCP Group is a apparel retailing group, operating in the attractive affordable luxury apparel segment across four brands: Sandro, Sandro Men, Maje and Claudie Pierlot. SMCP Group developed a unique and effective business model: combining luxury codes (marketing & communication, shopping experience) with creative design content and high-quality fabrics while leveraging best practices from the fast fashion industry (short collection cycles and reactivity to market trends supported by an efficient supply chain).

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