Bridgepoint Capital

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Private Ownership, Limited partnership
Industry Private equity
Founded 1984; 33 years ago (1984)
Headquarters London, W1
United Kingdom
Products Investments, private equity funds
Total assets €13 billion (£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 the Azzurri Group, Element Materials Technology and Pret a Manger in the UK, Dorna in Spain, Balt, eFront 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 March 2015 Bridgepoint closed its latest €4 billion Bridgepoint Europe V fund, bringing to €20.5 billion the amount of committed capital raised to date.[1]

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  1. ^ "NWEP renamed Bridgepoint Capital after MBO from NatWest". Press Room. Bridgepoint Capital. 2000-05-07. Archived from the original on July 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  2. ^ Pret a Manger to be sold to private equity, The Telegraph, 23 February 2008
  3. ^ "Bridgepoint / Moneycorp acquired by Bridgepoint in transaction totalling £212 million". Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  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. ^ a b "Bridgepoint / Bridgepoint completes £250 million acquisition of ASK ITALIAN and ZIZZI". Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Bridgepoint / Bridgepoint Development Capital Invests in European online payments services provider Trustly". Retrieved 2015-11-26. 

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