What type of private equity is Bridgepoint involved in?

Bridgepoint is a major international private equity group focused on acquiring market-leading businesses valued up to €1 billion with significant potential to grow under our ownership. Bridgepoint Development Capital is a specialist part of our firm which focuses on businesses with an enterprise value of up to €150 million.

We invest across all sectors but have a particular focus on business services, consumer, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing & industrials and media & technology.

What sets Bridgepoint apart from other private equity firms?

We are one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe with the most evolved pan-European network in the middle market. Our longstanding, skilled team numbers more than 80 investment professionals of 16 different nationalities, led by over 25 partners. We have developed a substantial local presence in every major European private equity market with an operating style that remains sensitive to cultural and local requirements.

We are a leader in financing businesses and growing them organically or by acquisition. We have completed more than 300 add-ons for investee companies in the last ten years.

Will you ever take a minority stake in a business?

In our experience we can only help businesses achieve greater scale and profitability by having a majority, controlling stake, and we have developed exceptional skills in this approach.

Do you do start-ups?

No, but for smaller established investments with an enterprise value up to €150 million, we have a specialist team, Bridgepoint Development Capital, that can invest anything from €10 million to €75 million of equity in individual opportunities.

What do you look for in a business?

We look to invest in strong-performing, high quality, well-managed businesses that have the potential to grow - through expansion, operational improvement, refocusing of strategies, or add-on acquisitions.