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Year Founded: 1986

AUM: $42.7B | Dry Powder: $7.4B

40 Portman Square London W1H 6DA

BC Partners is a private equity firm founded in 1986 and is based in London, UK. The firm prefers to invest in the business services, consumer, financial services, healthcare, industrials, retail, and TMT sectors

Key Contacts

  • Fahim Ahmed

    Partner of Private Equity & COO

  • Steven Tsang

    Chief Financial Officer, Real Estate

  • Chris Heyworth

    Group Chief Financial Officer

Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries

    Apparel and Accessories, Commercial Products, Commercial Services, Consumer Non-Durables, Educational and Training Services (B2C), Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Media, Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure, Retail, Software

  • Geographical Preference

    Europe, North America

  • Preferred Deal Types

    Add-on, Buyout/LBO, Debt – General, Management Buyout, PE Growth/Expansion, PIPE, Public to Private

  • Other Investment Preferences

    Prefers majority stake, Prefers minority stake, Seeks ESG investments, Will syndicate

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

BC European Capital XI
Vintage: 2021

Size: $7.8B

Dry Powder: $4.8B

Details: The fund invests in various sectors including IT, education, medical, machinery, etc.

BCP Special Opportunities Fund II
Vintage: 2021

Size: $1.2B

Dry Powder: $219.8M

Details: The fund focuses on private originations and secondary investments in North American and European markets

BC European Capital X
Vintage: 2017

Size: $8.4B

Dry Powder: $947.6M

Details: The fund focuses on pan- European buyouts showing defensive growth characteristics

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In December 2022, BC Partners and Pittco Management acquired Madison Logic from Clarion Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. The transaction valued the company at c.$750 million. In support of the transaction, Monroe Capital, Stellus Private Credit BDC and others provided financing in the form of a loan comprising a $29.2 million first-lien term loan, a $4,88,726 revolver loan, a first-lien revolver and a $1.07 million senior secured revolver. Madison Logic is a developer of an account-based marketing and data management platform providing B2B digital marketing services

In October 2022, BC Partners and Public Sector Pension Investment Board acquired a majority stake in French natural healthcare group Havea from 3i Group for €1.6 billion. Havea specializes in developing consumer healthcare and hygiene products

In June 2022, BC Partners Credit acquired a minority stake in GreenPark Infrastructure, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GreenPark is a new infrastructure platform founded by two Tesla and SolarCity alumni, with an initial focus on renewable energy real estate acquisition and investment

In April 2022, Valtech acquired Berndt Group via its financial sponsors BC Partners and Verlinvest for an undisclosed amount. Berndt Group provides digital transformation services intended for the health industry and specialises in healthcare, financial services and B2B strategies

In April 2022, Worksmart Solutions, a developer of financial regulatory technology was acquired by Davies Group, via its financial sponsors ICG Enterprise Trust, Ardian, BC Partners, Alberta Investment Management and HGGC, through an LBO for an undisclosed amount

In May 2021, Edgar Suites, an operator of short-term furnished apartment rental services received $125.17 million of development capital from BC Partners

In February 2021, Industria Macchine Automatiche, a designer and manufacturer of automatic packaging and processing machines was acquired by BC Partners through an estimated $1.72 billion public-to-private LBO

In January 2021, Nova Televizia, a provider of television broadcasting services was acquired by United Group, via its financial sponsors Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and BC Partners, through an estimated $334.64 million LBO

In July 2020, Vivacom, a provider of telecommunication services was acquired by United Group, via its financial sponsors Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and BC Partners, through a $1.37 billion LBO

Other Details

Founded in 1986, BC Partners is a leading alternative investment manager focused on private equity, credit, and real estate, with deep networks across Europe and North America. The firm currently has approximately €40 billion of assets under management. Till date, BC Partners has over 126 investments across 18 countries in 4 sectors with a total enterprise value of €161 billion.

Tilldate,thefirm’sprivateequitysegmenthasraised 11 successive funds totaling over €30 billion of committed capital. The investment team currently totals 58 professionals, with over 540 years of combined private equity experience. The firm’s most recent open fund is BC Partners Scaliger Co- Investment.

Acuris,AresManagement,Brenntag,Cigierre,Davies Group, GardaWorld, HPS Investment Partners, Intermediate Capital Group, Longview Asset Management, Noble Rock Advisors, Pollen Street Capital, StepStone Group, Teneo Holdings, United Group, Vetpartners, Vista Equity Partners are some of the co-investors who invest alongside BC Partners.

Source: Pitchbook, Company Website, Press Release