August Equity has sold UK hardware manufacturer Securistyle Holdings in a $42.3m secondary buyout to Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance. August had invested £11.3m as part of a management buyout from Dublin-based Allen McGuire in November 2003.
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