3i has announced the sale of its minority stake in Vibration Technology Ltd, a developer of wireless solutions for the oil, gas and mineral exploration sector, to Sercel, a division of Compagnie General de Geophysique. 3i's proceeds from the sale of £6m represent an IRR of 17% and a money multiple of 1.8x.
Deal will be the second add-on acquisition for Danoffice since Agilitas's buyout of the company in November 2017
Bowmark will provide additional funding of £100m to fund the company's add-ons acquisitions
Exit represents an 18x return on Octopus's initial investment and a 9x return on its total investment
Deal follows M&A litigation initiated after coronavirus uncertainty and financing difficulties