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Deal cements Lyceum’s place as a leading buy and build investor Majority of Lyceum’s investments in first two funds had four or more add-ons each Lyceum on track to complete add-ons for every company in Fund III Lyceum Capital, the growth investor has completed its 100th add-on. Portfolio company Bellrock, the technology enabled property and facilities manager, has acquired four PFI contracts from Dawn Construction Limited. This follows last month’s acquisition of Global Data Systems (“GDS”) by Lyceum-backed Briefing Media.
Lyceum Capital, the growth investor announces today a £50 million deal with Sabio, the customer contact centre technology specialist. In addition to its initial investment, Lyceum has committed further capital to Sabio to enable the management team to augment ambitious organic growth plans with a number of targeted acquisitions.
Lyceum-backed Briefing Media, the UK’s fastest growing agriculture information business, today announces that it has acquired Global Data Systems (“GDS”). GDS is the publisher of two market leading intelligence platforms: FeedInfo – the world’s leading source of news and premium intelligence for the meat, biotechnology and animal feed sectors; and FlexNews – a vital news service for senior executives working at multinationals in the global food industry.
Lyceum Capital-backed Coryton Advanced Fuels has been listed in the Sunday Times’ Fast Track SME Export 100 List – a list of the UK’s SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales figures.
Congratulations to Martin Wygas who has been named a rising star in private equity by Financial News / Private Equity News in their list of Top 40 under 40 in private equity. Martin, who was made partner earlier this year, has been with us since 2008.
Lyceum-backed Isotrak, a leading provider of telematics services and business intelligence software to the logistics sector, has been included in City AM’s Leap 100 – a list of the UK’s most high growth businesses.
Investor appetite for UK based SMEs is at its highest level for five years according to research from Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School. Analysing private equity investments in 2015 with an enterprise value between £10m and £100m, the Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School UK Growth Buyout Dashboard reveals that the volume of transactions increased by 12% over the year, with 87 investments totalling £3.43bn (2014: 78 investments totalling £3.38bn).