sale to Capita plc

Technology & Services
sale to Capita plc


Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Equistone and avocis on this transaction.


Capita plc (“Capita”) (LSE:CPI) recently acquired avocis Group (“avocis” or the “Company”), a privately held company whose principal shareholders include Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”) and avocis’ management, for €210 million on a cash/debt free basis.

avocis is a leading customer contact centre operating in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (“DACH region”) providing high quality outsourced customer care services out of 13 locations across Germany, Switzerland and Austria. avocis focuses on inbound services as well as outbound customer care and support services. avocis has established long-term relationships with blue-chip customers predominantly from the telecommunication, energy and financial services sectors. avocis is headquartered in Tägerwilen, Switzerland.

Capita is a leading provider of business process outsourcing and integrated professional support service solutions. Capita employs more than 64,000 members of staff at over 400 sites, including around 75 business centres across the United Kingdom, Europe, India and South Africa. Capita is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

Equistone is an independent investment firm owned and managed by its key executives. Across the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Switzerland, Equistone focuses on middle market buyouts and change of ownership transactions investing between €25 million and €125 million of equity in businesses with enterprise values of between €50 million and €300 million. Its current fund, Equistone Europe Fund IV has a volume of €1.5bn.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

David Silver +44 207 667 8216
Kiran Paruchuru +1 312-609-4926
Joachim Beickler +49 (0) 69 130 149 51
Sven Harmsen +49 (0) 69 130 149 56
David Schreiter +44 207 667 8221
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sale to Capita plc
February 2015
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