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Year Founded: 2006

AUM: $10.6B | Dry Powder: $2.7B

105 Wigmore Street London W1U 1QY England, UK
Vitruvian Partners is a private equity investment firm founded in 2006 and is based in London, UK. The firm prefers to invest in companies operating in the business services, consumer services, financial services, life sciences, healthcare, media, technology, telecom, and internet sectors across Europe, the US, and China

Key Contacts

  • David Nahama
    Co-Founder & Senior Partner
  • James Sanderson
    Partner and Chief Financial Officer
  • Michael Risman
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries
    Consumer Products and Services (B2C), Financial Services, Healthcare, Media and Information Services (B2B), Software
  • Geographical Preference
    China, Europe, US
  • Preferred Deal Types
    Add-on, Buyout/LBO, Management Buyout, PE Growth/Expansion, Public to Private, Recapitalization
  • Other Investment Preferences
    Prefers majority stake, Prefers minority stake, Seeks ESG investments, Seeks Impact investments

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

Vitruvian Investment Partnership IV
Vintage: 2020

Size: $4.6B

Dry Powder: $1.8B 

Details: The fund targets investments in the commercial service, IT, healthcare & finserv sectors

Vitruvian Investment Partnership I CF
Vintage: 2019

Size: N/A

Dry Powder: N/A

Details: The fund has a target size of $1.1 billion and focuses on the financial, communication, automotive, and medical sectors

Vitruvian Investment Partnership III
Vintage: 2017

Size: $2.7B

Dry Powder: $900.M

Details: The fund targets growth capital & management buyout deals between £25 & £150 million

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In March 2023, Vitruvian Partners-backed Travel Counsellors acquired Holidaysplease, a travel company operator, for an undisclosed sum.

In July 2022, Vitruvian Partners acquired a majority stake in Meriplex Communications, an IT, cybersecurity, and network services provider, for an undisclosed sum. The investment will help Meriplex to expand its nationwide footprint.

In April 2022, Pine Labs acquired a majority stake in Mosambee, a payments solution provider, via its financial sponsors Vitruvian Partners, BlackRock, Baron Funds, Madison India Capital, Ward Ferry Management, Invesco and other add-on sponsors. The details of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will enable Pine Labs to broaden its offerings of payment solutions.

In April 2022, Forest Holidays, an operator of woodland holiday cabins, was acquired by Sykes Holiday Cottages, via its financial sponsors Livingbridge, Vitruvian Partners and HarbourVest Partners, through an LBO for c.$394 million.

In January 2022, AnyVan, a logistics technology company operator, received c.$168 million of development capital from Vitruvian Partners and other investors. The investment will help the company to accelerate growth and develop technology to disrupt the fragmented transportation markets in the UK and Europe.

In October 2021, Dental Monitoring, a developer of a remote dental monitoring platform, received $150 million of development capital from Vitruvian Partners and Mérieux Equity Partners. The funds will be used to strengthen its teams and continue its international expansion, in particular with a recruitment plan for 400 additional people.

In March 2021, Vestiaire Collective, a developer of a global resale marketplace platform, raised €254.4 million of venture funding in a deal led by Kering and Tiger Global Management. Condé Nast, SoftBank Group, Vitruvian Partners, Eurazeo, Idinvest Partners, Luxury Tech Fund and other investors also participated in the round. The company intends to use the fund to accelerate its growth in the second-hand market and drive change for a more sustainable fashion industry.

In July 2020, Friends Provident International was acquired by RL360 Insurance Company, via its financial sponsor Vitruvian Partners, through a £323.17 million LBO. Payment will comprise £209 million in cash receivables and £50 million in deferred cash consideration. Friends Provident International provides financial security services intended to help their customers achieve their financial goals.

In April 2020, Azul Systems, a developer of Java runtime products, was acquired by Vitruvian Partners and Lead Edge Capital through a $340 million LBO. The company also received debt financing in the form of senior debt of an undisclosed amount from Golub Capital and $9.5 million from Golub Capital BDC as a part of the transaction.

Other Details

Founded in 2006, Vitruvian Partners is a private equity firm that focuses on high growth, dynamic situation buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm targets growth capital and management buyout deals, investing between €25 to €600 million in companies typically valued between €75 million to €4 billion+. Till date, Vitruvian Partners has made over 80 investments and currently holds $10 billion in assets under management. The firm employs over 140 professionals and has offices in London, Munich, Stockholm, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Shanghai & Madrid.

Vitruvian Partners prefers to invest in companies operating in the business services, consumer, financial, life sciences & healthcare, media, technology, telecoms & internet sectors. The firm’s typical investment ranges between $27.2 million – $652.6 million. Its most recent open fund VIP V is a buyout fund managed by Vitruvian Partners and has a size of $6.5 billion.

83North, AlpInvest Partners, Balderton Capital, Channel 4 Ventures, Doctari Group, Eurazeo, Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, Harwood Private Equity, Ignition Partners, Livingbridge, Madison India Capital, Molten Ventures, Runa Capital, Schroders Capital, Tiger Global Management, Verdane, Z Holdings are some of the co-investors who invest alongside Vitruvian Partners.

Source: Pitchbook, Company Website, Press Release