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Vending machine service provider

Kafevend is a drinks and snacks vending machine service provider, supplying hot drinks, coffee vending machines, water and snack vending machines to SMEs and corporates across the UK. It is headquartered in Crawley with offices in London, Epping, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland. Livingbridge’s investment in 2005 funded the MBO of Kafevend from IKON Office Solutions. Following the MBO, the ability to invest in the sales force and improvements in the quality of vended products created huge growth potential for the business. After the investment, Kafevend successfully developed a leading product portfolio delivering refreshments to over 10,000 sites throughout mainland UK. In 2014 Kafevend was sold to Eden Springs, Europe’s leading provider of water and coffee solutions for the workplace.

 

  “Kafevend has had a long and supportive relationship with Livingbridge, during which time the company has gone from strength to strength.”

John Collins, Chief Executive

Timeline

1992

Kafevend is formed, becoming one of the fastest growing workplace vending suppliers in the UK

1996

Kafevend is acquired by IKON Office Solutions

2005

Livingbridge fund the MBO of Kafevend from IKON Office Solutions. Team strengthened over the investment period with appointments including non executive, chairman and marketing director

2010

Kafevend and Mars Drinks form a significant partnership

2014

Kafevend sold to Eden Springs. John Collins, CEO of Kafevend, joins the Eden UK management team as commercial managing director