GCI sets itself up for continued growth with Mayfair Equity Partners and the formation of a strategic acquisition fund over £60million
Mayfair Equity Partners LLP welcomes GCI into its portfolio, which includes restaurant chain YO! and alternative energy provider OVO
YO! acquires leading sushi brand Taiko
YO! Sushi (“YO!”), the iconic Japanese restaurant group, today announces the acquisition of Taiko Foods Limited (“Taiko”), a leading supplier of sushi products to the supermarket sector, as part of its plan to create a global multi-format and multi brand sushi business.
Richard Hodgson to join the expanded YO! Group as CEO Robin Rowland to remain on board as non-exec
Following its recent acquisition of Bento Sushi (“Bento”), YO! Sushi (“YO!”), is delighted to announce Richard Hodgson will join the newly formed combined group (“Group”) as Chief Executive Officer, commencing in December. Richard was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Pizza Express, where he was instrumental in driving the internationalisation of the business.
YO! acquires leading North American sushi brand Bento Sushi in CAN$100m deal
YO! Sushi (“YO!”), the iconic Japanese restaurant group, today announces the acquisition of Bento Sushi (“Bento”), North America’s second largest sushi brand, creating a global multi-channel and multi brand sushi platform. The acquisition values Bento at CAN $100 million and has been facilitated by Mayfair Equity Partners, who partnered with the YO! management team as part of a management buyout in 2015.
Tour Partner Group sees significant opportunity in Nordic markets through acquisition of Trans Nordic Tours
Tour Partner Group, the recently formed holding company for Hotels & More, Irish Welcome Tours and Authentic Vacations, is pleased to announce it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trans Nordic Tours, the largest local inbound tour operator to the Nordic countries by revenue, building on its position as a leading European destination management company with combined revenues over €100m.
Hotels & More launches Tour Partner Group and appoints Paul Maine as Group Chief Executive Officer
Hotels & More, a leading inbound tour operator for group tours and individual travellers to the United Kingdom and Ireland, is pleased to announce the creation of a new Group Chief Executive Officer role with the appointment of Paul Maine.
Mayfair Equity Partners’ investment to serve up international expansion plan for Promise Gluten Free
Promise Gluten Free, a highly innovative bakery which entered the gluten free market in 2012, is delighted to announce that it has sold a majority stake to Mayfair Equity Partners.
Mayfair Equity Partners invests in SuperAwesome to fuel its rapid growth
SuperAwesome, the technology company which powers the kids’ digital media ecosystem, has received new growth capital from Mayfair Equity Partners.
Hotels & More expands expertise in Ireland with Irish Welcome Tours deal
Hotels & More, a leading Inbound Tour Operator for group tours and individual travellers to the United Kingdom and Ireland, is pleased to announce a merger with Irish Welcome Tours, one of Ireland’s leading Inbound Tour Operators.
OVO acquires CORGI HomePlan
OVO today announces that it has acquired CORGI HomePlan, the UK’s third largest home service provider, with over 150,000 customers. Read more
Mayfair backs Talon Outdoor
Mayfair backs Talon Outdoor, the UK’s only fully independent Out-of-Home specialist media agency.
In Profile: Mayfair Equity Partners
Led by a host of former LDC directors, Mayfair Equity Partners closed its first fund in 2016. Kenny Wastell speaks to managing partner Daniel Sasaki about building the team and delving into the unchartered territory of fundraising. Read the article on Unquote
Mayfair Equity Partners: the story behind the £400m debut fundraise
The ex-LDC London team surpassed its target thanks to sector specialism and a strong track record. Read article on Real Deals
Mayfair announces final close of maiden fund at £400 million
Mayfair announces final close of maiden fund at £400 million, exceeding initial target in oversubscribed fundraise.
Fox International Announces Acquisition of Salmo
Fox International, Europe’s largest privately owned fishing tackle company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Salmo, a leading producer of fishing lures globally.
Mayfair takes £81 million bite of YO! Sushi
Funds advised by Mayfair Equity Partners (“Mayfair”) have acquired a controlling interest in YO! Sushi, the UK’s leading Japanese fast casual restaurant group and iconic brand, valuing the business at £81 million. Press release
Mayfair checks-in to Hotels & More buyout
Funds advised by Mayfair Equity Partners have backed the management buyout of Hotels & More Ltd. from Austria’s Travel Partner GmbH (“Travel Partner”). Press release
Mayfair backs £50m buyout of Fox International
Funds advised by Mayfair Equity Partners have backed the management buyout of Fox International, (“Fox”), Europe’s largest privately owned fishing tackle company. Press release
Energy Challenger Ovo Close To £200m Deal
A London-based investment firm is to buy a minority stake in Ovo Energy valuing it at more than £200m, Sky News learns. Read the article.