Middle Market

A leader in our field seeking
out leaders in theirs

A focus on strong companies and high-quality credits

For more than 20 years, we’ve been drawing on our industrial, commercial and local experience to identify and invest responsibly in companies with strong market positions, a sustainable competitive advantage and outstanding growth potential. We come together with experienced managers to acquire businesses where we can improve performance and create significant value.

We have a diversified approach to investing across four verticals: Advanced Industrials, Business & Financial Services, Consumer and Healthcare - with Technology as a horizontal as it touches everything everywhere. We invest in companies typically capitalised between €250 million and €1 billion, funding buyouts and buy-ins as well as helping companies de-list from the stock exchange.

As entrepreneurs with over €17 billion of assets under management, we aim to identify and partner with likeminded management teams behind a common cause: to accelerate organic growth in their businesses and target strategic add-on acquisitions, while driving operational best practice and efficiency.

After we’ve invested, we serve on portfolio company boards, sharing advice, expertise and experience, as well as adding value by helping to shape their strategic development with flat reporting lines and rapid decision-making. In return, we make sure the managers we back are motivated through equity participation and the opportunity of significant financial rewards for the value they create. 

Middle Market investments

Our funds are backing leading brands in sectors such as advanced industrials, business services and technology

The Bridgepoint Credit investment team has extensive private debt and investment experience and operates from offices in Frankfurt, London, New York, Paris and Stockholm. We have invested €9.3 billion in over 230 companies internationally in the last twelve years.

The opportunities we take up provide a regular interest income stream and high capital preservation.


Middle Market team

Supporting global ambitions

Bridgepoint regularly provides businesses with the support they need to reach new geographical markets. Our expertise and relationships in Europe, the US and China, and the skill of our investment professionals to operate with cultural dexterity, mean we can help portfolio companies get a foothold in new, potentially high-growth regions.

We’re able to source and unlock acquisition opportunities for them and provide better coordinated diligence and execution skills across international markets. This perspective – rare in middle-market private equity – allows us to translate trends in one market into investment ideas in another and to capitalise on regional valuation dislocations.

We can also help management teams bring on board the skills they need to make a successful transition to new markets by identifying professionals with special expertise in international expansion.

Buy and build expertise

Access to funding for acquisitions is key to value creation. We’ve worked with many management teams to help them target, fund and acquire competitors or expand product and service ranges within and outside their local markets, especially across Europe, the US and China, thanks to our local presence in these regions.

As a result, Bridgepoint has built a reputation centred on building value and scale, making businesses stronger and often better placed for success. In the last ten years, Bridgepoint has made over 300 add-on acquisitions equating to over €9 billion in enterprise value on behalf of its investee companies.

Ideas + capital

Our investment strategies are highly evolved – the result of our long-term focus on the middle market for buyouts and growth capital investments, and our skill in selecting, financing and developing companies with exceptional growth potential. Our current range of funds supports businesses at different stages of growth, from small-cap enterprises to large, middle-market companies.

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Small Mid Cap

Our small mid-cap investment strategy is carried out by Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC), a dedicated team and fund focused on buyouts and growth capital investments in businesses valued up to £200 million.

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Small Cap

Our investments in smaller businesses are made by Bridgepoint Growth, a specialist team and fund making equity investments of typically between £10 million and £25 million.

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