Bridgepoint Capital

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Bridgepoint
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)
Website www.bridgepoint.eu

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.

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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]

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