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April 26, 2015 9:47 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of BC Partners

Company Overview

BC Partners is a private equity firm specializing in investments in acquisitions, growth capital, leverage buyouts, buyins, and management buyouts. The firm invests in companies operating across all industries. It typically invests worldwide in companies with significant Europe operations, even if they are based out of Europe/internationally and in Europe with a focus on France, Italy, UK, Germany, Turkey, and Scandinavian countries. It also invests in North America. The firm typically invests in companies with a total value of €500 million ($734.3 million) or more. It prefers to invest between $61.5 million and $615.2 million in companies with enterprise values between $168 million and $250...

40 Portman Square

London,  W1H 6DA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1986

Phone:

44 20 7009 4800

Fax:

44 20 7009 4899

Key Executives for BC Partners

Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chairman
Age: 51
Managing Partner, Senior Advisor, and Vice Chairman
Age: 64
Managing Partner and Chief for Germany
Managing Partner and Co-Head of Investor Relations
Managing Partner and Director
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BC Partners Key Developments

BC Partners Puts synlab Holding Up For Sale

BC Partners has put synlab Holding GmbH up for sale in a potential deal worth more than €1.5 billion, three people familiar with the matter said. The investor has asked potential bidders, mostly other buyout groups, to hand in tentative offers by May 7, 2015, one of the people said. These groups would likely run into antitrust issues if they tried to buy synlab and are expected to pass on the asset. Private equity groups such as Advent International Corporation, KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), CVC Capital Partners Limited, EQT Partners AB and Bain Capital, LLC as well as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are, however, expected to hand in offers, the sources said.

Investors Mull Bid For Center Parcs

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd. (SEHK:3699) and Fosun International Limited (SEHK:656)reportedly is seeking acquistion of Center Parcs (UK) Group Limited from The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). Blackstone is considering either selling Center Parcs to new backers or floating it on the London stock exchange. The owners are understood to have placed a price tag of around £2.5 billion on the businessThe Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has mandated Bank of America, Merrill Lynch Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC), Deutsche Bank AG (BUSE:DEUTSCHEBANK) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to advise in the listing process of Center Parcs (UK) Group Limited. Rothschild was appointed to gauge appetite among suitors and has already received firm interest from at least three parties. As per sources, preliminary bids have been lodged by CVC Capital Partners Limited and BC Partners. The CVC Capital Partners is understood to be working with GIC Pte. Ltd., Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, while the latter has joined forces with KSL Advisors, LLC. Center Parcs (UK) Group Limited reported pre-tax earnings of £147 million in 2014.

CVC And Providence Equity Partners May Bid In Final Stage For Joop Van Den Ende

Stage Entertainment B.V. expects final bids for Joop Van Den Ende Theaterproducties B.V. at the end of March 2015, CVC Capital Partners Limited and Providence Equity Partners LLC seen as the only remaining contenders, three sources familiar with the matter said. Spokesmen at Stage Entertainment, Providence and CVC declined to comment. Dutch banks ING Groep N.V. (ENXTAM:INGA) and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. led the sale process, which aimed to achieve a valuation of €500 million which has reduced the bid after BC Partners and SkyOcean International Holdings Limited (SEHK:593) walk out.

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