There were 1,204 companies in the UK backed by a buyout house at the end of 2017, according to Unquote analysis. The figure has steadily increased since 2012 when there were 1,005, which is no surprise given the rising momentum of the buyout market and supportive levels of fundraising.
Transaction also financed with a €10m senior debt from LCL, BNP Paribas, Bred Banque Populaire and CIC
GP acquires a 49% stake in the company for €1.06bn, while the reminder is retained by current owner Atlantia
LDC invested £20m in Mitrefinch in 2016 for a minority stake and has supported the company in doubling revenues
Omega managing director Claudio Nessi and principal Francesco Draetta will join the company's board