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Company Overview of Lion Capital LLP

Company Overview

Lion Capital LLP is a private equity firm specializing in buyout and control investments in middle market and mature businesses. The firm seeks to invest in mid and large-sized companies in the consumer sector including branded products, apparel, accessories and luxury goods; food distribution; and specialty retail. It prefers to invest in Europe and North America. The firm invests in the range of £75 million ($128.51 million) to £550 million ($942.41 million). It invests its own capital. The fund prefers to invest in companies with enterprise values between €57 million ($64.61 million) and €2116 million ($2398.70 million). Lion Capital LLP was founded in 2004 and is based in London, United ...

21 Grosvenor Place

London,  SW1X 7HF

United Kingdom

Founded in 2004


44 20 7201 2200


44 20 7201 2222

Key Executives for Lion Capital LLP

Partner and Managing Partner
Age: 47
Age: 43
Head of Finance
Chief Operating Officer
Partner and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 59
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Lion Capital LLP Key Developments

Cinven Fashions Reportedly Lead In Race For Kurt Geiger

Cinven Limited reportedly seeks acquisition of stakes in Kurt Geiger Ltd. Sky News understands that Cinven has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire Kurt Geiger in a deal worth about £250 million. Cinven is said to have edged ahead of rival bidders including Lion Capital LLP although sources said on November 13, 2015, evening that a deal was not yet close to being signed. Kurt Geiger's management team and its backers at Sycamore Partners hired bankers at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) in early 2015 to explore a sale of part or all of the business. Cinven and Kurt Geiger both declined to comment.

Lion Capital Bids £250 Million For Kurt Geiger

According to Sky News on September 28, 2015, Lion Capital LLP is among a number of bidders which tabled initial offers for Kurt Geiger Ltd. Sky News adds, that the deal is said to be likely to value the Kurt Geiger brand at around £250 million.

ARYZTA Is In Talks To Buy A 49% Stake In Picard

ARYZTA AG (SWX:ARYN) is in talks to buy a 49% stake in Picard Surgelés S.A.S. for €446.6 million from Lion Capital LLP. Announcing plans for the Picard acquisition on March 31, 2015, Chief Executive Officer of ARYZTA, Owen Killian, said the investment was “consistent with Aryzta’s strategy of consumer relevancy through diversifying markets and channel positioning” – corporate speak for trying to stay relevant. N M Rothschild & Sons Limited acted as financial advisor for Lion Capital.

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