tastecard and the Gourmet Society, the UK’s number 1 and number 2 restaurant discount card clubs, have been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital (‘BDC’) with management for an undisclosed sum from DIDIX, a Dutch gift card group.
Siblu, the largest operator of holiday parks in France, has been sold by Bridgepoint Development Capital (‘BDC’) to Stirling Square Capital Partners for an undisclosed amount.
Ponant, the specialist luxury cruise operator and market leader in specialist polar cruises, is to be sold by Bridgepoint to Artémis, the holding company of French entrepreneur Francois Pinault. The value of the transaction is not disclosed.
Appleby Fiduciary & Administration Business (or ’AFB’), a global trust, corporate and fund services group, is to be backed by Bridgepoint in a primary management buyout from Appleby Group for an undisclosed sum.
Shimtech Industries ('Shimtech'), the specialist international aerospace group, has been acquired by Auctus Industries and Inflexion from Bridgepoint Development Capital ('BDC') in a transaction totalling US$220 million. The exit generates represents BDC's fourth exit over the past twelve months.