Investcorp has acquired Moody International in a $311m secondary management buyout deal from Close Brothers Private Equity. CBPE paid $55m in April 2004 for the Sussex-based inspection services provider to the oil and gas industries which counts BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil amongst its customers.
Nutrisens management team, led by CEO Georges Devesa, retains a significant stake in the company
Intention to list comes four years after the GP acquired the company via its fourth fund
Online optician has previously received VC funding from investors including Grazia Equity and Goldman Sachs
Platform will enable smaller investors to put their secondaries stakes up for sale