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Fruit and soft drinks manufacturer

Refresco is a European manufacturer of fruit juices and private label soft drinks based in Holland. The company produces fruit juices as well as carbonated and still soft drinks in private labels, but also in licensed labels and contract manufacturing.

 

A sparkling performance quadrupling turnover

Livingbridge backed the MBO of Refresco Holding in 2000 and it showed considerable growth over the three year investment. By 2004 it has quadrupled its annual turnover from €125m in 2001 to €500m, largely through acquisitions in Germany, France and Spain. It was sold to another private equity house for €240m in 2003.

 

 “Our first Pan-European deal, Refresco, showed strategic vision and created a business with critical mass and excellent growth prospects.” 

Adam Holloway, partner, Livingbridge

Timeline

2000

Livingbridge backs MBO of Refresco Holding

2003

Refresco is sold to another private equity house