Morrisons is the latest UK supermarket chain to have attracted private equity interest. The Bradford-based chain is the fourth largest supermarket in the UK following its takeover of Safeway in 2004. A private equity bid could value Morrisons at up to £9bn.
GP also announced the refinancing of online gardening retailer YouGardem, scoring a 60% cost return
CDP Venture and Tim Ventures take part in the round, alongside Club Digital and Club Italia Investimenti 2
Deal is the second from Bid Equity II, which held a close in November 2019 and targets B2B software
Early-stage investor Italian Angels for Growth and Swiss holding company Brahma also take part in the round