INVESTMENT YEAR
2005
REALISATION YEAR
2014
SECTOR
Services
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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.

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Kafevend 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.
2010 Kafevend and Mars Drinks form a significant partnership
2014 Kafevend sold to Eden Springs.

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