Portfolio

Current Investments

Company Year Sector Country Deal Type
Byron Hamburgers Limited 2013 Leisure UK Buyout
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Byron was founded by Tom Byng in 2007 with a mission to delivery the perfect hamburger to the UK market.  It has grown to 34 sites in the UK.

Hunter 2012 Consumer UK Acquisition Capital
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Founded in 1856, Hunter is a leading designer, producer, and wholesaler of rubber boots, footwear and accessories. Hutton Collins has supported the acquisition of a majority interest in the company by Searchlight Capital Partners providing £32 million of PIK and equity financing.

wagamama 2011 Consumer/Leisure UK Acquisition and Growth Capital
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Hutton Collins partnered with management and Duke Street LLP to acquire wagamama from its existing institutional shareholders.  Hutton Collins provided £82m of non-cash pay mezzanine and equity capital to fund the acquisition and the company's growth ambitions both in the UK and abroad.
Hey Human 2007 Media UK Founder Equity Release
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Billington Cartmell was a market leading UK based below-the-line marketing services agency.  Hutton Collins provided preferred equity financing to recapitalise the business and enable the company's founders to realise partial value through the sale of a minority equity stake
Healthcare at Home 2007 Healthcare UK Founder Equity Release
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Healthcare at Home was the UK's leading provider of complex care in the home environment. Hutton Collins provided preferred equity financing to recapitalise the business and enable the company's founder to realise partial value through the sale of a minority equity stake

Exited Investment

Company Year Sector Country Deal Type
Dedalus 2013 Healthcare Italy Buy-out
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Established in Florence in 1990, Dedalus S.p.A. was one of the leading healthcare software providers in Italy with a client base that includes both hospitals (public and private) and general practitioners. The company has evolved from a process which began in 2006, (led by Mr Giorgio Moretti) and brought together several Italian healthcare ICT companies. In 2009, the company also started to expand internationally with the establishment of several subsidiaries in different foreign markets (China, South Africa, Romania, Spain and Latin America). In 2012 about 90% of revenues were generated in Italy with the remaining 10% generated overseas, predominantly in China and South Africa.
The Vincent Hotel Group 2012 Leisure The Netherlands Growth Capital
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The Vincent Hotel Group ("TVHG") is an owner of internationally branded, limited service hotels in the Netherlands. The company was established by its current Chief Executive Bart van de Kamp in 2007 and today owns three hotels in the Amsterdam area with two further sites in the Hague and Utrecht opening in late August/September 2012. All five hotels are operated under the Holiday Inn Express brand.

Hutton Collins has invested growth capital.

Novus Leisure 2012 Leisure UK Leveraged Buyout
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Novus operates 52 London centric multi room bar and club venues, including landmark sites such as Tiger Tiger and Abacus.

Hutton Collins has invested alongside LGV Capital ("LGV"), providing £33.5 million of equity.

Caffè Nero 2011 Consumer / Leisure UK Refinancing and growth capital
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Hutton Collins arranged and led £99 million of subordinated facilities in the form of mezzanine and PIK financing for Caffè Nero.  In addition to senior debt, the financing will be used by the Company, headed by Gerry Ford, to refinance existing facilities and to position the Company for further expansion.  The company currently has over 440 coffee houses in the UK and expects to open an additional 50 stores per year.
Vizada 2010 Telecoms France Acquisition Capital/Equity Release
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Vizada was a market leader in the provision of VSAT and MSS satellite services. Hutton Collins provided preferred equity financing to recapitalise the business and enable the company's majority shareholders, Apax (France), to realise partial value through the sale of a minority equity stake
Aquafil 2009 Industrial Italy Development Capital
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Aquafil was the European market leader in the Nylon 6 synthetic fibre industry, with a particular focus on the production of fibres for textile flooring.  Hutton Collins provided preferred equity financing to recapitalise the business and provide capital for potential acquisitions and investments
Windsor 2007 Financial Services UK Management Buy Out
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Windsor was a leading Lloyds insurance broker focused on niche areas of risk. Hutton Collins provided mezzanine and preferred equity financing to enable the team to acquire outright control of the company through a public to private transaction
Everis 2006 Business Services Spain Management Buy Out
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Everis was a leading provider of IT services in Spain and Latin America. Hutton Collins provided mezzanine and preferred equity financing to enable the mangement team to acquire outright control of the business from their institutional shareholders.
Harbourmaster 2005 Financial Services Ireland Founder Equity Release
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Harbourmaster was one of the largest managers of leveraged loans in Europe. Hutton Collins provided preferred equity financing in support of the acquisition of a minority stake in the company
Interfloor 2005 Industrial UK Private Equity Buy Out
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Interfloor was the UK's leading manufacturer of carpet underlay. Hutton Collins provided mezzanine financing in support of Milestone Partners' acquisition of the business
Loch Fyne Restaurants 2005 Leisure UK Management Buy Out
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Loch Fyne Restaurants was the leading operator of seafood restaurants in the UK. Hutton Collins provided mezzanine and preferred equity finacing to enable the managment team to buy the company from its EIS investors, and in doing so materially increasing their equity stake in the business
Elettra 2004 Energy Italy Buy Out
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Elettra generated electricity from steel process gas, hydro and other renewable sources. Hutton Collins acquired the business from Lucchini, the steel manufacturer
IEE 2004 Industrial Luxembourg Buy Out
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IEE was Europe's leading manufacturer of vehicle occupant detection systems. Hutton Collins provided mezzanine financing to enable Apax (France) to acquire the business from Arcelor
Ster Century 2004 Leisure UK Private Equity Buy Out
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Ster Century was a leading operator of multiplex cinemas in the UK. Hutton Collins provided preferred equity to support the managment team buy the company from its shareholders, and in doing so enabled the team to acquire outright control of the company
Wagamama 2004 Leisure UK Equity Release/Private Equity Buy Out
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Wagamama was the leading operator of noodle restaurants in the UK. Hutton Collins provided mezzanine financing to support the owners, Graphite Capital, return funds to its investors through a recapitalisation of the company. Subsequently Graphite sold Wagamama to Lion Capital, and Hutton Collins continued to invest in the company through a further mezzanine investment in support of Lion's buy out. 
PizzaExpress 2003 Leisure UK Buy Out
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PizzaExpress was the largest operator of premium pizza restarants in the UK. Hutton Collins invested in preferred equity to support TDR Capital acquire the company in a public to private transaction
Radio 538 2003 Media Netherlands Private Equity Buy Out
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Radio 538 was the leading contemporary radio station in the Netherlands. Hutton Collins provided mezzanine financing to support Advent International acquire the station from its founders. 
Coral Eurobet 2002 Leisure UK Private Equity Buy Out
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Coral Eurobet was a leading provider of off-track betting services in the UK. Hutton Collins made a preferred equity investment to support Charterhouse Capital Partners acquire the business in a secondary buy out
Telediffusion de France 2002 Telecoms France Private Equity Buy Out
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TDF was the largest provider of broadcast towers in France. Hutton Collins arranged mezzanine financing to support Charterhouse Capital Partners acquire the business from France Telecom