Barclays Ventures has appointed Adrian Willetts as the new head of its Birmingham office. Willetts joins from European private equity firm Bridgepoint where he ran their Midlands operations. Willetts has been involved in a number of major private equity transactions in the Midlands including Adams Childrenswear, Western Wines and Pets at Home.
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