Investment Summary

Charterhouse Capital Partners and Qualium Investissement Invest In Autobar Group

On May 17, 2004, private equity firms Charterhouse Capital Partners and Qualium Investissement invested in consumer services company Autobar Group for 850M EUR

Investment Highlights
  • This is Charterhouse Capital Partners’ 1st and Qualium Investissement’s 1st transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is Charterhouse Capital Partners’ 10th and Qualium Investissement’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Charterhouse Capital Partners’ 3rd and Qualium Investissement’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • Autobar Group was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2010 for 1.2B EUR.
  • Autobar Group was sold to existing investors in 2014.

Investment Summary

Date 2004-05-17
Target Autobar Group
Sector Consumer Services
Investor(s) Charterhouse Capital Partners
Qualium Investissement
Deal Type Stake Purchase
Deal Value 850M EUR

Target

Autobar Group

London, United Kingdom
website
Autobar Group is one of Europe’s most dynamic vending organisations. Autobar supplies and operates hot and cold drink vending machines and ingredients, as well as snack and food vending machines, together with providing fully operated managed services and technical support.

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Investor(S) 2

Investor

Charterhouse Capital Partners

London, United Kingdom

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1934
PE ASSETS 4.1B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Charterhouse Capital Partners is a large private equity firm specializing in buyouts of European industrial and commercial service companies. The Firm primarily seeks opportunities in Western Europe and the UK. Charterhouse focuses on profitable companies led by experienced management valued from €200 million to €1.5 billion. Specific areas of interest include business services, chemicals, engineering, leisure, transport and logistics. Charterhouse Capital Partners was formed in 1934 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 49
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 2
Type (Stake Purchase) 1 of 3
Country (United Kingdom) 3 of 21
Year (2004) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 10 of 29
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2002-08-03 Coral Group Holdings .

London, United Kingdom

Coral Eurobet is a provider of off-track betting services in the UK.

Buy £860M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-07-01 Cannon Avent

Glemsford, United Kingdom

Cannon Avent supplies baby bottles, breast pumps, sterilisers and skin care products to customers in over 60 countries around the world. It is the number one player in the UK and the third largest supplier of baby feeding products in the USA.

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Investor

Qualium Investissement

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 1.6B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Qualium Investissement is a large private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in French companies. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and prefers buyouts of family-owned or closely held companies that are seeking a change of ownership. Qualium's looks to invest €20 to €75 million in transactions valued up to €250 million. Qualium Investissement is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 13 of 49
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 1
Type (Stake Purchase) 1 of 4
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2004) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-03-01 Exxelia International

Paris, France

Exxelia International develops and manufactures complex passive components and electromechanical solutions for niche industrial markets such as aeronautics, space, defense, medical and rail, where product reliability and performance are essential. The Group serves institutional clients, systems and equipment manufacturers. Exxelia offers a complete and custom product range (capacitors, inductors, resistors, filters, position sensors, and rotary joints) embedded into a large number of programs including the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Ariane 6 launcher, satellite constellations (such as Galileo and Oneweb), the Rafale and F-35, subway coaches and high-speed trains and medical equipment such as MRI machines and defibrillators. EXXELIA was founded in 2009 and is based in Paris, France.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-07-01 Doucet Group

Paris, France

Doucet Group is a manufacturers of cleaning products, insecticides and dyes for professionals and consumers.

Sell -