Investment Summary

Exits Hofmann-Menu

On December 12, 2013, invested in food company Hofmann-Menu from Rivean Capital and European Capital

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Food sector.
  • This is transaction in Germany.

Investment Summary

Date 2013-12-12
Target Hofmann-Menu
Sector Food
Sellers(s) Rivean Capital
European Capital
Deal Type Secondary Sale

Target

Hofmann-Menu

Boxberg-Schweigern, Germany
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Hofmann Menu is a market-leading provider of frozen food products as well as related on-site catering for small business canteens and social organizations such as care homes, hospitals and schools in Germany. Headquartered in Boxberg-Schweigern, Hofmann employs over 600 people. The current daily production volume is in excess of 150,000 meals, all of which are manually prepared in one of the three central kitchens and immediately shock-frozen after preparation.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Rivean Capital

Utrecht, Netherlands

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1982
PE ASSETS 3.0B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Gilde Buy Out Partners (GBO) is unit of Gilde Investment Management, a Dutch private equity group. Gilde Buy Out Partners (GBO) targets investments in larger businesses valued from €75 and €600 million with at least €8 million in cash flow. Broad sectors of interest include services, consumer goods, manufacturing, and industrial products. GBO looks for investments across Western Europe, with an emphasis on opportunities in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Gilde was formed in 1982 and has offices in Utrecht, Paris, Brussels, and Zurich.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 17 of 41
Sector (Food) 6 of 8
Type (Secondary Sale) 2 of 2
Country (Germany) 5 of 8
Year (2013) 1 of 1
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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SELLER

European Capital

London, United Kingdom

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
PE ASSETS 1.2B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

European Capital is the European investment affiliate of American Capital. European Capital looks to provide a variety of investment and financing solutions including unitranche debt, mezzanine capital, senior debt, and equity co-investment. Funds are typically used to support buyouts, recapitalizations, finance growth, and make acquisitions. European Capital is sector agnostic, however the Firm has a preference for investments in the consumer, technology, manufacturing, services, and distribution sectors. European Capital was formed in 2005 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 33 of 52
Sector (Food) 5 of 5
Type (Secondary Sale) 2 of 3
Country (Germany) 3 of 4
Year (2013) 9 of 9
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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