Vision Capital

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Vision Capital
Type Private Ownership
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1997
Headquarters London
New York
AUM €1.8 billion
Employees 40+ (2013)
Website www.visioncapital.com

Vision Capital is an international private equity firm and a leading specialist in direct secondary transactions.[1] Unlike most other equity firms, the company often acquires entire portfolios of assets instead of single assets, typically acquiring controlling interests in portfolios of mid-market companies with transaction sizes ranging from €50 million to €1 billion.[2][3] It currently has an AUM of €1.8 billion.

Vision Capital has invested in ten portfolios with an underlying enterprise value of €2.5 billion and has acquired over 40 companies active in a variety of sectors. The firm was founded in 1997 by Julian Mash and has over 20 investment professionals.[4]

Its portfolio includes a range of companies acquired from banks[5] corporates[6] and private equity firms.[7] The firm has invested in a wide range of sectors including financials[8] and real estate, industrials[9] and manufacturing,[10] and health and wellness.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mash, Julian. "Making sense of secondaries in a rapidly-evolving industry", Private Equity News: Guest Comment, London, 27 February 2012.
  2. ^ Arnold, Martin. "Vision raises €680m to buy assets", Financial Times, New York, 1 February 2009.
  3. ^ Craig, Catherine. "Vision kick-starts wave of secondaries fundraising", Financial News, London, 4 February 2008.
  4. ^ Hodkinson, Paul. "Secondaries head wants rethink of 'secondaries' term", Financial News, New York, 27 February 2011.
  5. ^ Sirletti, Sonia. "Popolare Sells Assets to Vision Capital for About EU250 Million", Bloomberg News, New York, 20 May 2011.
  6. ^ BBC News. "Northern sheds cakes and pastry", BBC News, London, 22 November 2006.
  7. ^ Private Equity Wire. "Palamon Capital Partners sells Nordax to Vision Capital" Private Equity Wire, 26 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Vision refinances BrightHouse", Real Deals/Mid Market, London, 14 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Vision buys United Initiators", Real Deals, London, 29 September 2011.
  10. ^ AltAssets. "Vision Capital wraps up purchase of plastic film and packaging company Vitopel", AltAssets, London, 13 April 2012.
  11. ^ PR Newswire: New Evolution Ventures. "New Evolution Ventures and Kirk & John Galiani Partner to Build US Fitness Platform", The Wall Street Journal: MarketWatch, New York, 7 February 2012.

External links[edit]

Official website