The bidding war for Spanish-themed restaurant chain La Tasca escalated today as a consortium made up of Kaupthing and Robert Tchenguiz, the property entrepreneur raised its bid by 6% to £104.2m. This follows a series of bids and counter-bids between the Kaupthing team and Tragus, the owner of the Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge restaurants backed by Blackstone.
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