January 2020

Mayfair Equity Partners continues expansion with senior investment hire

Neil Price joins from Lloyds Bank, where he was Head of Strategic Debt Finance and Capital Structure Advisory

December 2019

Mayfair Equity Partners backs buyout of Parcel2Go

Mayfair Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it is backing the management buyout of Parcel2Go, the UK’s largest price comparison website for parcel delivery services. The management team will remain unchanged.

August 2019

Fox International Agrees to be Acquired by Lew’s Holdings Corporation

Fox International (“Fox”), Europe’s largest privately-owned fishing tackle company, today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Lew’s Holdings Corporation (“Lew’s”), a leader in the U.S. fishing equipment market, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

July 2019

SnowFox partners with YO! to form world’s largest sushi company outside Japan

YO!, the iconic Sushi and fresh Japanese food company, today announces a merger with SnowFox, one of the largest operators and franchise owners of sushi kiosks in the United States, creating one of the largest Japanese food companies outside of Japan.

April 2019

Mayfair Equity Partners promotes two team members in the wake of successful fundraising

Rob Curwen has been promoted to Managing Director. Yusuf Hoballah has been promoted to Director. Total team now numbers 23.

February 2019

Greentech company OVO announces investment as Mitsubishi Corporation buys 20% stake

OVO today announces a strategic investment from Mitsubishi Corporation for a 20% stake in the business.

January 2019

Mayfair Equity Partners successfully closes oversubscribed Fund II at £650 million hard cap while expanding team to accelerate growth

Mayfair Equity Partners successful second fundraise takes total assets under management to more than £1 billion in under four years.

December 2018

Mayfair Equity Partners leads £35 million funding round into Ultrahaptics

Mayfair Equity Partners, the buyout and growth investor providing capital to dynamic businesses in the TMT and Consumer sectors, is pleased to announce that it is the lead investor in a £35 million (c.$45 million) Series C fundraise for Ultrahaptics, the world leader in mid-air haptics technology.

October 2018

Mayfair wins BVCA’s Responsible Investment Awards 2018

Mayfair Equity Partners LLP 2018 Wins Firms with less than £1bn under Management Category

July 2018

Award-Winning VFX Powerhouse Pixomondo Secures Investment from Mayfair Equity Partners

Mayfair Equity Partners expands technology portfolio with investment in international visual effects business.

May 2018

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

April 2018

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.

November 2017

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.

November 2017

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.

November 2017

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.

August 2017

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.

July 2017

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.

July 2017

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.

July 2017

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.

May 2017

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

April 2017

Mayfair backs Talon Outdoor

Mayfair backs Talon Outdoor, the UK’s only fully independent Out-of-Home specialist media agency.

November 2016

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

October 2016

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

September 2016

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.

June 2016

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.

November 2015

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

October 2015

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

September 2015

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

April 2015

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.