short-right-arrow logoMobile media-pie 1 7 % share download email linkedin round-download

Privacy Preference Centre

Your Privacy

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. We use two types of cookies on our website: cookies which are necessary for this website to function and analytics cookies. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies used

  • CookieNotice
  • CookieAnalytics


Analytics Cookies

These are Google Analytics cookies which allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site and social media platforms All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This cookie is defaulted to ‘Active’, which means we will be able to track, on any anonymous basis, how many visitors we have to our site, and monitor its performance. If you wish to turn them off you can do so by unticking ‘Active’ and clicking ‘Save and Accept Cookies’. For more information on how these cookies work, including a link through to the Google Privacy Policy which sets out further information about data which Google may collect in the course of providing us with Analytics.

Cookies used

  • _ga

Targeting Cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We also use analytics cookies which collect information about how visitors use our website and help us to improve it; these are defaulted to ‘Active’, if you wish to turn them off you can do so through the Cookie Settings. Please be aware that by blocking some types of cookies it may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. For more information about any of these cookies and our use of them, or to change your settings at any time, please see Cookie Settings and our Cookies Policy.

Bridgepoint in the News

02 March 2016

BDC exits Evander

Evander Locks & Glazing (Evander), the nationwide 24/7 emergency response and repair provider of locks and glazing, is to be acquired by VPS, the vacant property, site security and property services specialists. VPS will acquire Evander from Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC) and Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), who have co-owned the asset since 2011.

Headquartered in the UK, the VPS Group leads the European vacant property services market, providing a full suite of specialist solutions across the complete property lifecycle, as well as offering a wide range of services covering remote sites and occupied property. Its activities cover security solutions (including its award-winning SmartAlarms, CCTV, steel screens, manned guarding and live-in guardians), and property management (clearing, cleaning, waste disposal, maintenance and grounds services) to both social housing and commercial customers, such as property managers, retailers, industrial, construction and infrastructure companies. It has operations across mainland Europe including more than 20 Services Centres in the UK.

Evander, headquartered in Norwich, is the UK's leading nationwide emergency response glazing and locks business. Through its national infrastructure of 19 depots and 297 engineers, it provides 24/7 response and fulfilment services to UK domestic insurers, the commercial sector and direct to consumers. With two thirds of its business coming from the insurance sector, clients include Aviva, LBG and RSA.

Commenting on the acquisition, VPS Group CEO Mark Silver said: 'Evander's excellent reputation for providing responsive security services is a great fit to our market-leading property security and services business. With very similar customer requirements and challenges, we are confident that by working together we can expand both our operational spread and develop into new segments. We look forward to working with the Evander team to expedite this.'

Rick Francis, CEO of Evander, added: 'The business will benefit significantly from becoming part of a larger platform with ambitious plans for growth in the sectors we operate. It will allow us to accelerate the level of innovation to the services we currently provide and to extend a wider range of services to our client base. Our team are delighted to be joining a business that has substantial opportunities for growth.

Advisers involved in the transaction included:

- for VPS: PWC (M&A), Mischon de Reya (legal)

- for BDC and LDC: Clearwater (M&A), Travers (legal)

Close

Contact us

If you are interested in working for Bridgepoint, please complete the form below.

Close

Investor reports registration

To access investor reports through the web based reporting facility, please fill in the form to register for an account.

The information submitted on this form will be used for the sole purpose of registering you as an account user and will not be shared with third parties.

Close

Request a copy of The Point

Mandatory fields are marked as (required*)