December 25, 2014 9:27 PM ET

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Company Overview of BC Partners

Company Overview

BC Partners is a private equity firm specializing in investments in acquisitions, growth capital, leverage buyouts, buyins, and management buyouts. The firm invests in companies operating across all industries. It typically invests worldwide in companies with significant Europe operations, even if they are based out of Europe/internationally and in Europe with a focus on France, Italy, UK, Germany, Turkey, and Scandinavian countries. It also invests in North America. The firm typically invests in companies with a total value of €500 million ($734.3 million) or more. It prefers to invest between $61.5 million and $615.2 million in companies with enterprise values between $168 million and $250...

40 Portman Square

London,  W1H 6DA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1986

Phone:

44 20 7009 4800

Fax:

44 20 7009 4899

Key Executives for BC Partners

Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chairman
Age: 51
Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chairman
Managing Partner
Age: 64
Managing Partner and Chief for Germany
Managing Partner and Co-Head of Investor Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BC Partners Key Developments

Lafarge And Holcim Receives Bid Approach For Its Assets

Lafarge S.A. (ENXTPA:LG) and Holcim Ltd. (SWX:HOLN) are planning to sell €6 billion worth of assets. The three groups expected to hand in binding bids by a mid January 2014 are CRH Medical Corporation (TSX:CRH), The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), Cinven and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a team consisting of CVC Limited (ASX:CVC) and sovereign wealth funds Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and GIC Pte. Ltd. Lafarge and Holcim will sell overlapping assets worth 12% of combined revenues to secure European Union antitrust approval for their merger earlier this week. Holcim said in November 2014 that it has more than 60 tentative bids from industry interests and private equity firms for the assets. Italcementi SpA (BIT:IT) and Sabanci Cimento Group are interested only in some of the assets, the sources said. "The seller is likely to prefer a sale of the complete bundle to one buyer, as a divestment in pieces bears the risk of being left with unattractive, unsellable parts," one of the sources said. HeidelbergCement AG (DB:HEI) and CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) said that they are not interested in the assets. BC Partners, Advent International Corporation and Temasek Capital Management Pte Ltd as well as Bain Capital Ltd and Onex Corporation (TSX:OCX) have also shelved their preparatory work, sources familiar with the deal said. A Lafarge spokeswoman said: "The sales process is progressing well. Holcim and Lafarge have established a clear process for their divestments and we expect final bids early 2015." Onex, Sabanci and GIC were not immediately available for comment. The other companies and investors declined to comment.

Swedish Match Reportedly To Sell STG

Swedish Match AB (OM:SWMA) and Skandinavisk Holding A/S are in talks with private equity firms about sale Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (STG), two sources familiar with the matter. CVC Capital Partners Ltd, Rhone Capital, L.L.C. and Pamplona Capital Management LLP were bidding for STG, reported Bloomberg. First round bids are due on December 18, 2014. The process is being run by JP Morgan. BC Partners is also eyeing the sale, one of the sources said.

Blackstone Reportedly Rejects $2 Billion Offer For Center Parcs

BC Partners and Bank of Canada Pension Fund have had $2 billion joint takeover offer for Center Parcs (UK) Group Limited reportedly rejected by owner The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX). US investment conglomerate Blackstone is understood to have rejected the offer because it undervalued the British holiday park operator. A report on Sky News last night said it would proceed with its plans to either auction or float the group at some point next year. BC Partners and CPP are expected to come back with another offer for the leisure group. Blackstone hired investment bank Rothschild last month to draw up list of strategic options for Center Parcs. Among those options is a refinancing of the company that would provide shareholders with sizeable payday before a sale or flotation.

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June 5, 2014
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Merger/Acquisition
February 17, 2014
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