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Bridgepoint acquires Safety Technology Holdings from Golden Gate Capital 

Bridgepoint, an international private equity firm, today announced that it has acquired Safety Technology Holdings (“STH”), the world’s leading supplier in the design and manufacture of safety test equipment, specialty fiber, custom engineered stress & strain solutions and software modelling, from Golden Gate Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

FCG, Nordic risk and compliance services provider, to partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital 

FCG Holding Sverige AB ('FCG' or the 'Company'), a high growth, market-leading provider of specialist risk and compliance services to the financial sector, will partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital ('BDC') where BDC will acquire a significant shareholding in FCG and provide the resources to allow it to realise its expansion plans. The value of the transaction is not disclosed.

Bridgepoint to acquire master franchise of BURGER KING® in UK 

Bridgepoint today confirmed it has reached an agreement with Burger King Europe GmbH (“BKE”), an affiliate of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”), to become the UK master franchisee of BURGER KING®, with exclusive rights to the brand in the UK. It will simultaneously acquire Caspian UK Group, one of the UK’s largest BURGER KING® franchisees with 74 restaurants. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bridgepoint sells Leeds Bradford Airport 

AMP Capital, on behalf of investors in its global infrastructure equity platform, has agreed to acquire 100 per cent of Leeds Bradford Airport from Bridgepoint Advisers Limited. Leeds Bradford Airport is an international airport serving the cities of Leeds, Bradford and the broader Yorkshire area, with four million annual passengers.

BDC exits Inspired Thinking Group 

Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”), one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces its investment in Inspired Thinking Group (“ITG” or “the company”), a Birmingham-headquartered technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services. Equistone has acquired a majority stake in the company from Bridgepoint Development Capital (“BDC”) alongside management, for an undisclosed sum. With a pan-European network of offices, Equistone will support the company’s ambitious international growth aspirations and continued investment into digital marketing services.

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