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About Bridgepoint

Connecting ideas and capital with great businesses

We are an international alternative asset fund management group focussing on the Middle Market. Our purpose is to grow the capital of our investors and their pension holders by investing responsibly in well-managed businesses and helping them expand and prosper.

Bridgepoint focusses on investing in Middle Market businesses via four distinct fund strategies:

- Middle Market, implemented via Bridgepoint's flagship buyout fund, which focusses on investing in market-leading businesses typically valued between €200 million and €1.5 billion;

- Lower Mid-Cap, implemented via Bridgepoint Development Capital which focusses on investing in lower middle market companies valued up to £200 million;

- Early-Stage Growth, implemented via Bridgepoint Growth which focusses on companies using digital technologies to achieve transformational growth in their end-markets, typically seeking equity investment of between €5 million and €20 million;

- Credit, is implemented by Bridgepoint Credit, our private debt lending business. It specialises in private debt lending to European middle market businesses, offering sponsor-backed and independent companies a range of financing structures including senior, unitranche and subordinated debt.


Investment Strategies

Middle Market

Our Middle Market investment strategy is implemented by a dedicated team and flagship Bridgepoint Europe funds – our largest funds – in companies valued between €200 million and €1.5 billion. These are typically strong-performing, good quality, well-managed businesses that have the potential to grow – for example through international expansion, operational improvement or acquisition.

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Investment Strategies

Lower Mid-Cap

Our Lower Mid-Cap investment strategy is implemented by BDC, a dedicated team and fund focusing on buy-outs and growth capital investments in businesses valued up to £200 million. These are typically growth companies operating in sectors experiencing structural growth and with the potential to grow revenues and EBITDA at rates of over 20%+ per annum.

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Investment Strategies

Early Stage Growth

Our Early Stage Growth investment strategy is implemented by Bridgepoint Growth, a dedicated team which makes growth capital investments in the Consumer, Media, Technology and Business Services sectors in companies using digital technologies to achieve transformational growth in their end markets.

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Investment Strategies

Credit

Our Credit investment strategy is provided by Bridgepoint Credit, an independent provider of private debt to European middle market businesses with ambitious organic and acquisitive growth strategies. They offer sponsor-backed and independent companies a range of financing structures including senior, unitranche and subordinated debt.

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We have over 100 investment professionals covering six sectors and are present in Europe, the US and China. This long-established network of people and offices, along with a substantial industrial presence arising from our portfolio of companies, generate the depth and breadth of insight and intelligence to allow Bridgepoint to pursue the best opportunities and support the best companies.




Exploiting our investment and operational resources to accelerate growth in our portfolio companies.

Our reach is extensive for the businesses we back: from arranging and financing domestic and cross-border acquisitions, connecting management teams with potential customers and partners, to recruiting talent in new markets. By driving operational change, growth and transformational development, we add strategic value to the businesses we invest in.

Bridgepoint also provides wide ranging input on procurement to portfolio companies. The service includes access to favourable pricing agreements (achieves thanks to the size of our portfolio), eAuctionsoftware and specialist input on driving down cost on spend categories such as freight and insurance. This service is delivered by PEPCO, an independent Bridgepoint company.

What drives us

A duty to invest and work responsibly

All of us at Bridgepoint are driven by a set of values and beliefs about how we do business. These are shared across our Firm and are fundamental to our professional and personal conduct.

They underscore our duty to invest responsibly and help us maintain the highest levels of corporate governance and apply the highest standards of professionalism across the Firm.

Performance-driven

We settle for nothing less than superior performance achieved by entrepreneurship, initiative, intelligent judgement and teamwork.

Thoughtful

We always seek to make a difference – for investors, companies or in our duty as a responsible investor within the broader community.

Straightforward

We are straightforward, open professionals who act without arrogance and embrace the views of others without prejudice.

An inclusive culture

A working environment where people can be themselves

We work hard at Bridgepoint to be inclusive and open to diverse perspectives to enrich our firm and improve our success. Our aim is to provide a better working environment where people respect the values of the Firm, enjoy their workplace and above all can be themselves. We support this through a comprehensive Diversity & Inclusion programme providing a range of benefits and opportunities.

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Locations

Investing internationally

We have offices in every major European private equity market as well as in the United States (New York and San Francisco) and China (Shanghai). This means we can deploy resources effectively when identifying and completing transactions as well as manage value creation in the businesses we support.

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