UK buyout value has already exceeded the mere £6bn seen in 2009 after a swathe of major deals in the sector, including KKR’s £955m secondary buyout of Pets at Home.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses