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Investments

97

Portfolio Exits

138

Funds

38

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

3

About CVC Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners is a private equity financing and investment advisory firm that manages capital on behalf of institutional, governmental, and private investors worldwide. CVC acquires controlling or significant minority interests in European, Asian, and North American companies, buying companies in partnership with their management teams and assisting in developing plans to create sustainable long-term value.

CVC Capital Partners Headquarter Location

111 Strand

London, England, WC2R 0AG,

United Kingdom

+44 207 420 4200

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Which companies are in the running to take over Boots?

Jan 20, 2022

Retail Gazette By Walgreens is looking to offload the entire Boots business Since Boots owner Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) put the health and beauty chain up for sale last month, many have had their interests piqued. The health and beauty conglomerate is understood to have placed a £7 billion price tag for the chain, which includes its operations in the UK, Ireland and Thailand, as well as the No7 beauty brand. Retail Gazette takes a look at the companies in the running to take over Boots. Asda Asda owners, the Issa brothers, are considering a multi-billion pound takeover of Boots to add to its growing retail portfolio. The Issas, self-made billionaires who made their money by growing a petrol forecourt retail empire. After buying Asda in 2020 for £6.8bn, the Issas have made plays for other businesses including Caffè Nero. The brothers are in early discussions to add Boots to their portfolio. Boots would be complementary to Asda and could enable the grocer to add pharmacies and beauty concessions into its vast supermarket and hypermarket network. Bain Capital and CVC Private equity firms Bain Capital and CVC Capital Partners have placed a joint bid on Boots in their effort to snap up the retailer. Bain and CVC are being advised by bankers at Lazard on their interest in Boots. CVC managing partner Dominic Murphy is playing a pivotal role in the bid. Murphy has an extensive knowledge of the Boots business. He is currently a director of Boots owner Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and a was an architect of the £11 billion takeover of Alliance Boots by private equity firm KKR in 2007. Tesco  Tesco could also be a potential buyer for Boots. The UK’s biggest grocer has got its own business firing on all cylinders and boss Ken Murphy, an ex-Boots man, is eyeing further growth opportunities. He flagged to the City back in October that Tesco would consider “inorganic growth opportunities that may arise”. Few know Boots, and the opportunities to grow the business, better than Murphy. The Irishman worked with Alliance owner Stefano Pessina to integrate the business with Boots following its merger in 2006. He later became chief operating officer for Boots in the UK and then executive vice president, chief commercial officer and president of global brands at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Boots and Tesco share many similarities, including a similar customer base and a big focus on data and loyalty with Boots’ Advantage cared and Tesco Clubcard the two most successful schemes in UK retail. There is an opportunity to add beauty and pharmacies to larger Tesco stores which could help it boost its basket size. Sainsbury’s Sainsbury’s is also tipped to be interested in Boots. Like Tesco, Sainsbury’s is led by an ex-Boots director, Simon Roberts, who held the role of joint chief operating officer from 2011, along with Ken Murphy. Roberts became managing director of Boots in 2013, with Murphy becoming managing director of Boots International. Since joining Sainsbury’s in 2016, Roberts has made a big push into beauty and has launched beauty concessions in its supermarket stores. This illustrates what a big opportunity Roberts believes beauty is for grocery retailers. Sainsbury’s is no stranger to big transformative deals having snapped up Argos in 2016. That acquisition has run smoothly and help transform the business into a multichannel, general merchandise business. Adding Boots to its portfolio could expand Sainsbury’s empire further and turn it in to a retail conglomerate. Fortress Investment Group Private equity firm Fortress is also thought to be in the running to buy Boots. The US firm already has an interest in UK retail having snapped up Majestic Wine in 2019 for £95m. Fortress bought Majestic Wine in 2019 Fortress clearly sees great opportunity in the sector as it narrowly missed out on buying Morrisons last year. Fortress partner Joshua Pack said in October: ‘The UK remains a very attractive investment environment from many perspectives and we will continue to explore opportunities to help strong management teams grow their businesses and create long-term value.’ Apollo Global Management Apollo was in the running to buy Morrisons The New York firm has its sights firmly set on UK retail and was in the running to buy both Morrisons and Asda over the past 18 months. It is also understood to be considering bids for both M&S and Sainsbury’s. It makes sense that Boots, a venerable name on the UK high street, would be a target.

CVC Capital Partners Investments

97 Investments

CVC Capital Partners has made 97 investments. Their latest investment was in Gaming1 as part of their Private Equity on December 12, 2021.

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CVC Capital Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/28/2021

Private Equity

Gaming1

Yes

2

12/21/2021

Private Equity

Unily

Yes

1

12/15/2021

Secondary Market

TechInsights

Yes

2

11/22/2021

Private Equity - IV

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$99M

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10

9/15/2021

Private Equity - II

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10

Date

12/28/2021

12/21/2021

12/15/2021

11/22/2021

9/15/2021

Round

Private Equity

Private Equity

Secondary Market

Private Equity - IV

Private Equity - II

Company

Gaming1

Unily

TechInsights

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Amount

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

1

2

10

10

CVC Capital Partners Portfolio Exits

138 Portfolio Exits

CVC Capital Partners has 138 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Munchy's on November 29, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

11/29/2021

Acquired

$99M

4

11/23/2021

Acquired - II

$99M

6

10/29/2021

IPO

$99M

2

10/15/2021

IPO

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10

10/11/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

11/29/2021

11/23/2021

10/29/2021

10/15/2021

10/11/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired - II

IPO

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

4

6

2

10

10

CVC Capital Partners Acquisitions

287 Acquisitions

CVC Capital Partners acquired 287 companies. Their latest acquisition was FutureLife on December 22, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

12/22/2021

$99M

Acq - Fin

2

11/29/2021

$99M

Acq - Fin

3

11/18/2021

$99M

Acquired Unit - Fin

1

11/18/2021

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10

11/4/2021

Private Equity

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10

Date

12/22/2021

11/29/2021

11/18/2021

11/18/2021

11/4/2021

Investment Stage

Private Equity

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

Acquired Unit - Fin

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Sources

2

3

1

10

10

CVC Capital Partners Fund History

38 Fund Histories

CVC Capital Partners has 38 funds, including CVC Capital Partners VIII Associates.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/22/2020

CVC Capital Partners VIII Associates

2

9/3/2020

CVC Capital Partners Asia V Associates

$102.05M

1

7/3/2020

CVC Capital Partners VIII

$24,000M

1

4/6/2020

CVC EU DL II Private Investors Offshore SICAV-RAIF S.C.

$99M

10

4/3/2020

CVC Capital Partners Asia V

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/22/2020

9/3/2020

7/3/2020

4/6/2020

4/3/2020

Fund

CVC Capital Partners VIII Associates

CVC Capital Partners Asia V Associates

CVC Capital Partners VIII

CVC EU DL II Private Investors Offshore SICAV-RAIF S.C.

CVC Capital Partners Asia V

Fund Type

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Amount

$102.05M

$24,000M

$99M

$99M

Sources

2

1

1

10

10

CVC Capital Partners Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

CVC Capital Partners has 10 strategic partners and customers. CVC Capital Partners recently partnered with Landers Superstore on March 3, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/18/2021

Partner

Landers Superstore

Philippines

Landers Superstore partners with CVC as it targets expansion of its branch network

Landers Superstore , one of the fastest growing large-format retailers in the Philippines , has partnered with CVC Capital Partners as it accelerates its expansion in the Philippine market .

2

1/2/2021

Partner

FIVB

Switzerland

News - FIVB partners with CVC Capital Partners to drive global growth of volleyball

FIVB partners with CVC Capital Partners to drive global growth of volleyball .

1

5/22/2020

Partner

PRO14

Ireland

Partnership between Guinness PRO14 & CVC Capital Partners to develop the league for the benefit of its fans, players, clubs and unions, in key rugby nations

Completing this partnership with CVC Capital Partners is testament to the hard work invested by many people who have focused to deliver a bright vision for PRO14 Rugby and enable it to realise its commercial value in the global sports market .

2

3/28/2019

Partner

Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio

Spain

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10

12/2/2015

Partner

General Insurance Corporation of India

India

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10

Date

3/18/2021

1/2/2021

5/22/2020

3/28/2019

12/2/2015

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Landers Superstore

FIVB

PRO14

Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio

General Insurance Corporation of India

Country

Philippines

Switzerland

Ireland

Spain

India

News Snippet

Landers Superstore partners with CVC as it targets expansion of its branch network

Landers Superstore , one of the fastest growing large-format retailers in the Philippines , has partnered with CVC Capital Partners as it accelerates its expansion in the Philippine market .

News - FIVB partners with CVC Capital Partners to drive global growth of volleyball

FIVB partners with CVC Capital Partners to drive global growth of volleyball .

Partnership between Guinness PRO14 & CVC Capital Partners to develop the league for the benefit of its fans, players, clubs and unions, in key rugby nations

Completing this partnership with CVC Capital Partners is testament to the hard work invested by many people who have focused to deliver a bright vision for PRO14 Rugby and enable it to realise its commercial value in the global sports market .

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Sources

2

1

2

10

10

CVC Capital Partners Service Providers

9 Service Providers

CVC Capital Partners has 9 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acq - Fin

Counsel

General Counsel

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CVC Capital Partners Team

28 Team Members

CVC Capital Partners has 28 team members, including current Senior Managing Director, Wonbae Lee.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Wonbae Lee

Senior Managing Director

Current

Chris Baldwin

Managing Partner

Current

John Clark

Managing Partner

Current

Jean-Christophe Germani

Managing Partner

Current

Bertrand Meunier

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Wonbae Lee

Chris Baldwin

John Clark

Jean-Christophe Germani

Bertrand Meunier

Work History

Title

Senior Managing Director

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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