Candover Investments

Candover Investments

Infobox_Company
company_name = Candover
company_
company_type = Public (lse|CDI)
foundation = 1980
location =
products = Investments, private equity funds
key_people = Gerry Grimstone, Chairman
assets =
revenue =
operating_income = £146.3 million (2007)
net_income = £134.9 million (2007)
homepage = [http://www.candover.com/ www.candover.com]
num_employees = circa 40

Candover Investments plc (lse|CDI) is a British-based private equity firm, specialising in arranging and leading large buyouts and buyins. Candover Investments is structured as an investment trust. Investments in buyouts are provided in two forms, from Candover Investments and more significantly from third party funds raised and managed by Candover Partners Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Candover Investments. Candover Investments is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History

Candover was establised in 1980. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984.

Operations

Candover has offices in London, Paris, Madrid and Milan. Since 1980, Candover has raised nine funds with total capital commitments of more than €8.7 billion. [ [http://www.candover.com/english/about-candover/funds-perform Candover fund performance] ]

Current investments

Candover's current investments include:
*Springer - Together with Cinven, Candover bought the academic publishers "Springer-Verlag" and "Kluwer Academic Publishers" in 2003 and merged them together under the name Springer Science+Business Media. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/06/10/cnubm110.xml Springer owners weigh up offer for Informa] ]
*GET [ [http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/?p=2789 Candover buys Norway's GET] ]
*Hilding Anders [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HXI/is_2006_Dec_18/ai_n24997268 European Commission clears Candover's acquisition] ]
*DX Group [ [http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/support_services/article683826.ece Rival for Royal Mail as Candover buys DX Group] ]
*Ferretti Group [ [http://www.whatboat.com/content/view/130/31/ Candover buys Ferretti Group] ]
*Eurotax Glass's [ [http://www.autoindustry.co.uk/news/17-05-06_14 Candover buys Eurotax Glass's] ]
*Stork N.V. [ [http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/11/28/bloomberg/bxstork.php Candover to buy Netherlands based Stork] ]
*Expro International Group [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/04/17/bcnexpro117.xml Candover buys Expro] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.candoverinvestments.com Official Website]


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