Bridgepoint Capital

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Type Private Ownership, Limited partnership
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1984
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Products Investments, private equity funds
Total assets €13 billion (GBP£11.4 billion)

Bridgepoint is a pan-European private equity investor focused on acquiring leading middle market businesses valued up to €1 billion. Recent investments have included Quilter, Wiggle and Pret a Manger in the UK, Dorna in Spain, and Alain Afflelou and Histoire d'Or in France. It also operates a second business, Bridgepoint Development Capital, which specialises in smaller cap businesses valued up to €150 million.


Bridgepoint was known as NatWest Equity Partners until a management buyout in May 2000. In November 2008 Bridgepoint closed its latest €4.8 billion Bridgepoint Europe IV fund, bringing to €13 billion the amount of committed capital to date from institutional investors around the world.[1]

Notable investments[edit]

Between 1999 and 2005, Bridgepoint owned a 50% share of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatres, owning up to 13 West End theatres.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NWEP renamed Bridgepoint Capital after MBO from NatWest". Press Room (Bridgepoint Capital). 2000-05-07. Retrieved 2007-06-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ Pret a Manger to be sold to private equity, The Telegraph, 23 February 2008
  3. ^ "Bridgepoint acquires Leeds Bradford International Airport". Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Walsh, Dominic (May 11, 2009). "Virgin Active seeks to grow la dolce vita". London: The Times. Archived from the original on 14 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  5. ^ Bawden, Tom (October 14, 2005). "Private equity firm close to sealing $530m deal to buy Bridgepoint". London: The Times. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  6. ^ "Lloyd Webber buys London theatres". BBC News. 2000-01-09. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 

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