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Bridgepoint’s Infront Sports seeks €155m loan for dividend recap

4 Jul 2014

boltttSwiss sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media is reportedly looking to secure a further €155m of loans to pay dividend to its private equity backer Bridgepoint.

Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Nomura are leading the dividend recapitalisation, banking sources told Reuters.

Bridgepoint bought the company in 2011 from Jacobs Holding and investor Martin Steinmeyer.

Last year the company raised €300m of loans with €160m of that used for a payout to Bridgepoint.

Last month Bridgepoint exited IT infrastructure services provider Pulsant to Oak Hill Capital Partners.

AltAssets reported that the firm made a return of more than three times form the sale.

The business was sold for an enterprise value of £200m, said a person with knowledge of the matter.

Bridgepoint’s other recent deals include the acquisition of a majority interest in Inspired Thinking Group from ISIS Equity Partners for £28m.

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