The BVCA's performance measurement and the report on investment activity shows that worldwide investment by UK private equity firms has increased by 21% in 2005 to £11.7bn. 58% of this total was invested in the UK, a 3% rise on the 2004 figure. The survey also highlighted the UK private equity industry outperforming comparable asset classes over three-, five- and ten-year periods. The net returns raised by private equity measured 16.4% over a ten-year period; 11.9% over five years and 21.1% over three years.
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