Decomeubles Partners, which is backed by a consortium composed of Colony Capital, Goldman Sachs and Merchant Equity Partners, has acquired BUT for EUR 550m from Kesa Electricals. The EUR 550m purchase price is subject to adjustment for debt and other items. Kesa Electricals will use a proportion of the net proceeds to buyback shares with the possibility of bolt on acquisitions. The deal which is pending shareholder approval is expected to be finalised in March.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses