CBPE Capital, formerly known as Close Brothers Private Equity, was founded in 1984 as part of Close Brothers Group. In the early years between 1984 and 2000, the business raised and managed a series of five funds. These early funds were focused on lower mid-market, UK businesses with an enterprise value of up to £25 million.
In 2000 Close Brothers Private Equity raised a £200 million fund, CBPE Capital VI. This was the first time the business had raised from a broad investor base and included international investors. The larger fund size allowed Close Brothers Private Equity to invest in slightly larger businesses, many of which although UK-headquartered had a significant international presence. CBPE Capital VI was an extremely successful fund which has been fully realised.
In 2004, they raised our seventh, £360 million fund (CBPE Capital VII). The Fund continued the strategy of CBPE Capital VI and was invested in 12 companies of which three are currently unrealised.
In 2008 they completed their own management buyout to become independent of their former parent, Close Brothers Group, and re-branded as CBPE Capital LLP. The business is now entirely owned by its management team.
They are currently investing their eighth fund, CBPE Capital VIII, which closed on capital commitments of £405 million in 2010. The Fund has made nine investments to date.
CBPE Capital LLP's investments on record
Hollywood Bowl Group
Private Equity Round
Assisted Reproduction & Gynaecology Centre
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