July 28, 2014 1:12 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


44 20 7009 4800


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

Carlyle Reportedly Holds Talks About £2 billion Stake Sale in RAC

The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) (‘Carlyle’) has been holding secret talks about a £2 billion stake sale of RAC Limited. Sky News has learnt that Carlyle is in preliminary discussions with competitors including Apax Partners, LLP and BC Partners about an outright takeover of RAC. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has also been sounded out about its appetite for a deal but is not thought to be interested. It was unclear on July 9, 2014 whether any of the talks with other buyout firms would lead to a deal, with several sources close to the RAC saying that they still expected it to become a publicly-listed company. Sky News revealed in May 2014 that Carlyle had appointed Lazard to advise it on options to exit its investment, on which it hopes to have doubled the value of the RAC. The RAC, Carlyle, Apax Partners and BC Partners declined to comment.

Lafarge Tarmac Is Up For Sale

A queue of bidder expected for Lafarge Tarmac Holdings Ltd. At the same time Anglo American plc (LSE:AAL)has agreed to sell its 50% stake in the jointly owned Lafarge Tarmac to the French company for at least £885 million. Breedon Aggregates Limited (AIM:BREE) and CRH plc (LSE:CRH) are the potential bidders for Lafarge Tarmac. But a consortium of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) Cinven Limited and a Canadian pension fund already running its slide rule over Holcim Lafarge assets. Other potential bidders are Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO), The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG), TPG Capital, L.P., BC Partners, CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE:KKR).

Blackstone, Cinven, CPPIB And Others Reportedly Plan To Bid For Assets Of Lafarge And Holcim

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), Cinven and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) are exploring a joint bid for €5 billion worth of assets earmarked for sale by Lafarge S.A. (ENXTPA:LG) and Holcim Ltd. (SWX:HOLN), reported Financial Times citing two people familiar with the talks. Others weighing distinct or joint offers include Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO), The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG), CVC Capital Partners Limited, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE:KKR), BC Partners and TPG Capital, L.P. Competing cement makers are also expected to evaluate offers for some of the assets. People with the knowledge of the plan said that Lafarge and Holcim are looking to start a competitive sale of those assets as soon as July 2014. Credit Suisse, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas are managing the auction. Zaoui & Co and Rothschild are advising Lafarge and Goldman Sachs is advising Holcim on the merger. First round bids are expected to be due in September, one person added. Blackstone, Cinven and CPPIB all declined to comment.

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