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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 €300 million ($406.39 million) and €800 million ($1083.70 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

Phone:

44 20 7201 2200

Fax:

44 20 7201 2222

Key Executives for Lion Capital LLP

Co-Founder
Age: 45
Partner
Age: 41
Head of Operational Finance
Chief Operating Officer
Partner
Age: 57
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Lion Capital LLP Key Developments

Bankers Prepare €200 million debt for PAI's AS Adventure Bid

Bankers are working on debt financing packages of around €200 million to back PAI Partners' potential acquisition of A.S.Adventure n.v., banking sources said. Lion Capital LLP is now considering a sale of which could fetch around €400 million, the sources said. Lion Capital and PAI declined to comment.

Findus Not Planning To Sell UK Business

Findus Group Limited is not planning to sell asset. The company stated that there is ‘no sale process underway’ for its UK business after speculation that its shareholders are preparing to sell its business in the country. Initially Sky News reported that Findus's investors have ‘begun discussions’ about a possible sale of its UK operations later in 2015. Unnamed banking sources told Sky News that advisers had not been appointed but insisted a move was likely in the coming months. According to news report, a spokesperson for Findus aid, “There is no sale process underway for the UK business, or any other part of Findus Group, at this time.” Findus’ shareholders, Lion Capital LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), and Highbridge Capital Management, LLC declined to comment saying, “Lion Capital does not comment on speculation of our portfolio of companies”, the news report mentioned. It also added that a spokesperson for Highbridge said, “The firm does not have any comment regarding Findus,” while JPMorgan did not respond to requests for comment.

Lion Capital Reportedly Looking For Refinancing A.S.Adventure

Lion Capital LLP is considering refinancing of A.S.Adventure n.v. before a possible initial public offering, Bloomberg reported citing a person with knowledge of the matter. It is believed that Lion Capital LLP is looking at using new debt to pay itself a dividend before possibly selling shares in the company in 2015. Should Lion decide to IPO the company, Cotswold Outdoor Ltd. No final decision has been made about Cotswold Outdoor, and Lion Capital LLP may still sell the business should potential buyers meet the 300 million pound. Lion Capital LLP hired Rothschild to sell AS Adventure. Representatives for Lion Capital LLP and Rothschild declined to comment. A spokesman for AS Adventure did not immediately respond.

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