Realised Investments

The following lists businesses in which Cinven is no longer invested, or holds a minority shareholding where Cinven individuals do not sit on the Board.

Name Activity Sector Country Acquired Realised
Harland Simon Industrial control instrumentation Industrials UK Feb 1980 Jun 1987
Tunstall Manufacture of specialist alarm and communications equipment Industrials UK Dec 1980 Dec 1984
Franklin Medical Products Limited Manufacture of healthcare products Healthcare UK Feb 1982 Sep 1985
Sema Software house Business Services UK Apr 1982 Jul 1985
Halls Homes and Gardens Greenhouses and garden furniture Consumer UK May 1982 Nov 1986
Beauty International Fragrances Cosmetics and fragrances Consumer UK Jan 1984 Jul 1988
St Regis Paper and printing Industrials UK Aug 1985 Jun 1986
Caradon Building plastics Industrials UK Sep 1985 Jun 1987
HMC Mortgage loans Financial Services UK Mar 1986 Nov 1994
Cundell Industries Corrugated packaging materials Industrials UK Apr 1986 Jan 1989
Headline Book Publishing Books TMT UK Jun 1986 Apr 1991
Furmanite Leak sealing Industrials UK Oct 1986 May 1991
Serco Specialist technical management Business Services UK Jan 1987 May 1988
Compass Contract catering services Business Services UK Jul 1987 Dec 1988
Associated Fresh Foods Milk products Consumer UK Sep 1987 Dec 1990
Hays Industrial holding company Industrials UK Nov 1987 Oct 1989
JBA Software house Business Services UK Jan 1988 Jun 1994
Reedpack Paper, packaging and stationery Industrials UK Jan 1988 Jul 1990
CDP International Advertising agency TMT UK, France, Spain & Italy Jun 1988 Dec 1990
Travellers Fare Catering outlets Consumer UK Dec 1988 Nov 1992
Eurocamp Travel operator Consumer UK, France Dec 1988 Jul 1991
Stoves Manufacture of kitchen cookers Consumer UK May 1989 Jun 1995
Hamleys Toy store Consumer UK May 1989 May 1994
Partco Automotive parts distribution Business Services UK Sep 1989 Mar 1994
Hozelock Design and manufacture of domestic garden equipment Consumer UK Jul 1990 Nov 1993
Artfresh Short break package holidays Consumer UK Aug 1990 Jul 1995
RPC Group Manufacture of rigid plastic packaging Industrials UK Mar 1991 May 1993
Ludgate Financial and corporate public relations TMT UK Mar 1991 Jun 1996
Azlan Group Dist. of networking and communications products Business Services UK Mar 1991 Apr 1996
Field Packaging Carton packaging Industrials UK May 1991 Jul 1993
Taunton Cider Cider producer Consumer UK May 1991 Jul 1992
Allied Carpets Carpet retailer Consumer UK Aug 1991 Jul 1996
Midland Independent Newspapers Regional newspaper publishing TMT UK Nov 1991 Mar 1994
Vives Vidal Lingerie and swimwear manufacturer Consumer Spain Dec 1991 Jan 1993
Expro International Oil exploration and production services Business Services UK Jan 1992 Mar 1995
My Kinda Town Restaurant operator Consumer UK Feb 1992 May 1994
BTG Commercialisation of technology Business Services UK Mar 1992 Jul 1995
Sharelink Execution only share dealing operation Financial Services UK May 1992 Jul 1993
Internacional de la Medicina Distribution of medical products Healthcare Spain Jul 1992 Jan 1997
Holmwoods Group Insurance broking Financial Services UK Jul 1992 Sep 1995
Lavendon Group Rental of powered access equipment Business Services UK Dec 1992 Dec 1996
Universal Ceramics Manufacture of ceramic powders Industrials UK Jan 1993 Jun 1994
Gardner Merchant Contract catering Business Services UK Jan 1993 Jan 1995
McBride Manufacture of private label household and personal care products Consumer UK Jul 1993 Jul 1995
Hydron Limited Design and manufacture of contact lenses Healthcare UK Aug 1993 Mar 2000
Comstack Design and manufacture of gas sensor elements Industrials UK Aug 1993 Jun 1996
Victrex Manufacture of advanced polymers Industrials UK Sep 1993 Dec 1995
Ainscough Crane Hire Crane hire Business Services UK Dec 1993 Dec 1996
Semitron Industries Production and marketing of power protection devices Industrials UK Apr 1994 Jun 1998
British Bus Limited Bus company Business Services UK May 1994 Aug 1996
Rizla Manufacture of cigarette papers Consumer Netherlands May 1994 Jan 1997
Parques Reunidos Theme park Consumer Spain May 1994 May 1999
The Magic Pub Company Managed pubs Consumer UK Jun 1994 Jul 1996
Holland Re Life re-insurance Financial Services Netherlands Jun 1994 Jun 1995
Vantios Opticians Healthcare UK and other countries Jul 1994 Dec 1998
Nutreco Industrial consumables Industrials Netherlands Sep 1994 Jun 1997
NCA Group Car auctions Business Services UK Jan 1995 Mar 1998
LH Media Specialist consumer magazine publisher TMT UK Mar 1995 Sep 1998
Frida Alimentaria Manufacture of frozen bakery products Consumer Spain Apr 1995 Mar 1997
Wightlink Ferry services Business Services UK May 1995 Oct 2001
Hyperlast Specialty chemicals Industrials UK Jul 1995 Jun 1998
Corgi Classics Collectable model vehicles Consumer UK Aug 1995 Jul 1999
Tetley Tea producers Consumer UK Nov 1995 Mar 2000
Cifa Design and supply of concrete making machinery Industrials Italy Dec 1995 Dec 1997
Furse WJ Manufacture of lightning protection systems Industrials UK Dec 1995 Jun 1998
Holec Manufacture and supply of electrical switchgear Industrials Netherlands Dec 1995 Apr 1998
Hoogenbosch Footwear retailing Consumer Netherlands May 1996 Dec 1999
Duralay Manufacture and distribution of carpet underlay Consumer UK May 1996 May 2002
Routledge Publisher TMT UK Jun 1996 Nov 1998
Luxfer Manufacture of aluminium products Industrials UK Aug 1996 Apr 2000
Newsquest Local newspapers TMT UK Dec 1996 Oct 1997
Oxoid Holdings Limited Microbiology Healthcare UK Jan 1997 Jul 2000
Peacocks Clothing retailer Consumer UK Apr 1997 Dec 1999
COMAX Facilities management Business Services UK Apr 1997 Jul 1999
Générale de Santé Hospital operator Healthcare France Jul 1997 Jul 2003
General Healthcare Hospital operator Healthcare UK Jul 1997 Sep 2000
Macarthy Group Limited Generic pharmaceuticals Healthcare Germany Aug 1997 Nov 2000
Argent Food, printing and waste disposal Business Services UK, Netherlands, New Zealand Sep 1997 Mar 2010
IPC Consumer magazines TMT UK Jan 1998 Oct 2001
Smurfit Kappa Packaging Industrials Netherlands Jul 1998 Jan 2013
William Hill Betting shops and on-line gaming Consumer UK Mar 1999 Jun 2002
Dynacast Precision diecasting Industrials UK Apr 1999 May 2005
Avecia Specialty chemicals Industrials UK Jun 1999 Mar 2011
Frans Bonhomme I Plastic pipe distribution Industrials France Jan 2000 Sep 2003
Odeon Cinemas Consumer UK Feb 2000 Mar 2003
United Biscuits Biscuits and snacks Consumer UK, Europe Apr 2000 Nov 2006
Foseco Industrial consumables Industrials UK Sep 2001 May 2008
Klöckner Pentaplast Plastics films manufacturer Industrials Germany Dec 2001 Jul 2007
Unique Pub Company Tenanted pubs Consumer UK Mar 2002 Mar 2004
NCP Parking and traffic management services Business Services UK May 2002 Aug 2005
Aprovia B2B magazines and exhibitions TMT France Jun 2002 Oct 2007
MediMedia Healthcare publisher TMT France Jun 2002 Oct 2006
Gala Coral Integrated betting and gaming company Consumer UK Mar 2003 Jun 2010
Fitness First Health and fitness clubs Consumer UK Jun 2003 Nov 2005
Springer Academic publishing TMT Germany, Netherlands Sep 2003 Feb 2010
Maxeda DIY retailer Consumer Benelux region Sep 2004  
CBR Ladies fashion wholesaler Consumer Germany Nov 2004 Apr 2007
Eutelsat Satellite operator TMT France Dec 2004 Dec 2006
Numericable Group Cable operator TMT France Mar/Nov 2005 / Sep 2007 Mar 2016
Partnerships in Care Secure psychiatric hospital operator Healthcare UK May 2005 Nov 2012
Amadeus Global travel transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions Business Services Spain Jun 2005 Nov 2011
Frans Bonhomme Plastic pipe distributor Industrials France, Spain Dec 2005 Jul 2014
Ahlsell Building materials distribution Industrials Nordic region Jan 2006 May 2012
Ziggo Cable operator TMT Netherlands Sep 2006/
Jan 2007
Nov 2012
Gondola Casual dining operator Consumer UK, Global Nov 2006/
Jan 2007
Jan 2015
Avio Design and production of propulsion systems for space launchers and satellites Industrials Italy, Global Dec 2006 Apr 2017
Phadia In-vitro diagnostics – Allergy testing Healthcare Sweden, Global Jan 2007 Aug 2011
Camaïeu Clothing retailer Consumer France, Global May 2007  
Spire Healthcare Hospital operator Healthcare UK Aug 2007 Jul 2015
USP Hospital operator Healthcare Spain Sep 2007 Jul 2009
Coor Integrated service management Business Services Nordic Region Dec 2007 May 2016
Avolon Aircraft leasing Financial Services Ireland, Global May 2010 Jan 2016
Sebia In-vitro diagnostics – Protein testing Healthcare France, Global Jun 2010 Dec 2014
EnServe Group Utility and energy outsourcing Business Services UK Dec 2010 Jan 2016
SLV Provider of residential and technical lighting products Industrials Germany, Global May 2011 Jan 2017
Guardian Financial Services Consolidator of life insurance books Financial Services UK Nov 2011/July 2012/May 2014/July 2014 Jan 2016
CPA Global Intellectual property management and software Business Services Global Mar 2012 Nov 2017
Prezioso Linjebygg Insulation, scaffolding and surface coating services Business Services France, Global Jun 2012 May 2016
HEG Hosting and domain services TMT UK, Germany Aug 2013 Apr 2017