BC Partners increases European buy-out fund by E700m

BC Partners have topped-up last year’s buy-out fund by E700m to allow new investors in.

The original fund, which held a closing in July last year, was oversubscribed with 95% taken up by investors already. The increased fund is now over E4.2bn in size. The fund, named BC European Capital VII, is the seventh BC Partners has raised from institutions and targets medium and larger size investment opportunities.

Since 1986, BC Partners have made 48 investments with an aggregate transaction value of euro 20.2bn.The average size of fund investments since 1997 is over euro 1bn.