According to German press, US investor Cerberus Capital Management is looking to buy retailing group Deutsche Woolworth from Electra Private Equity. Electra bought the company in 1998. Deutsche Woolworth operates a total of 330 outlets in Germany and Austria. A quarter of the outlets are said to be loss making.
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