Bridgepoint seeks up to €4bn for new fund


London taxisPrivate equity firm Bridgepoint is reportedly planning to raise up to €4bn for its next buyout fund.

The firm expects to start marketing the new vehicle in April, said Bloomberg, citing two people briefed on its plans.

Bridgepoint is looking to raise between €3.5bn and €4bn for the fund, which is below the €4.8bn gathered by its previous vehicle in 2008.

A Bridgepoint spokesman told Bloomberg that there are no finalised plans about the size of the new fund until the firm finishes deploying its current vehicle.

The London-based firm invests between €75m and €400m in companies with an enterprise value of €200m to €1bn.

Last month the world’s biggest provider of dialysis treatment Fresenius admitted it could be interested in Bridgepoint-backed rival Diaverum.

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