Kaupthing has sold Costcutter to transport and shipping group Biddy Line recouping 2x its investment on its 18 month holding period. The exit represented an IRR of 67%. Costcutter's growth has been driven by new franchise agreements and strong sector growth. The business now has a turnover of £540m and EBITDA in excess of £14m.
De Scorbiac was responsible for the Accenture Venture fund's activities in Europe
GP sells the Dutch employment agency to its CEO, ending its three-years ownership
Financing for the acquisition was provided by Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking
Sussex Place Ventures, Contour Ventures, Partnership Fund and Outrun Ventures also take part