BC Partners

investment firm


BC Partners is an international alternative investment firm focused private equity, credit, real estate, and investment strategies.


Last Funding Type
Debt Financing
Last Funding Money Raised
Finance,Financial Services,Real Estate,Venture Capital
Founded date
Jan 1, 1986
Operating Status
Legal Name
BC Partners LLP
Investor Type

BC Partners is an international alternative investment firm with over €23 billion in assets under management. Founded in 1986, BC Partners is a pioneer in European private equity with a longstanding presence in North America. Since its founding, the Firm has evolved with the private equity market, including expanding its strategic offering by establishing both credit and real estate platforms in 2017 and 2018, respectively. BC Partners Private Equity seeks to invest in marketing leading businesses that are downside protected, have strong barriers to entry, and which offer multiple compelling growth and value creation opportunities. BC Partners Private Equity has completed over 113 investments in companies with a total enterprise value of €145 billion. Its investment professionals work as one integrated team across its network of offices throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit bcpartners.com

Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds
Total Funding Amount
BC Partners has raised a total of £595M in funding over 2 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Aug 6, 2019 from a Private Equity(PE) round.
Announced Date Round Money Raised Number of Investors Lead Investors Post Valuation
Aug 6, 2019 Private Equity(PE) 1 Blackstone Group Detail
Aug 10, 2018 Debt Financing £595M 1 Ares Management Detail

Funds Raised

Announced Date Fund Name Money Raised
Jul 1, 2022 BCEC - Port Holdings (Delaware), LP $1.03M
Feb 4, 2022 BC Partners Fund XI €5.30B
Dec 17, 2021 BC Partners Special Opportunities Fund II $1.20B
Oct 18, 2019 BC Partners European Real Estate I -
May 26, 2005 BC European Capital VIII €5.50B


Number of Investments
Number of Lead Investments
BC Partners has made 15 investments. Their most recent investment was on Dec 5, 2022, when Pylon raised $8.50M.
Date Company Name
Round Money Raised Industry Lead Investor
Dec 5, 2022 Pylon
Seed $8.50M Finance
Debt Financing $90M Banking Yes
Jul 25, 2022 Fedrigoni
Private Equity(PE) €1.50B Commercial Yes
Jul 28, 2020 IMA Group
Post-IPO Secondary €586M Industrial Automation Yes
Aug 13, 2019 Advanced
Private Equity(PE) Business Intelligence Yes


Number of Lead Investors
Number of Investors
BC Partners is funded by 2 investors. Blackstone Group and Ares Management are the most recent investors.
Investor Name Lead Investor Funding Round
Blackstone Group Yes Private Equity(PE)
Ares Management Yes Debt Financing

Employee Profiles

Number of Employee Profiles
BC Partners has 34 current employee profiles, including Executive Ewald Walgenbach


BC Partners has had 10 exits. BC Partners most notable exits include GFL Environmental ,   Advanced

Date Company Name Exit Type Industry
Mar 2, 2020 GFL Environmental M&A Waste Management Detail
Aug 12, 2019 Advanced M&A Business Intelligence Detail
Jun 7, 2019 Teneo M&A Business Development Detail
Apr 18, 2018 Fedrigoni M&A Commercial Detail
Jun 21, 2017 Altice USA IPO Communications Infrastructure Detail


BC Partners has acquired 71 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was ELIS on Apr 2, 1997. They acquired ELIS for 0.

Date Company Name
Industry Acquisition Type Price
Apr 2, 1997 ELIS
Facilities Support Services management_buyout Detail
Jan 1, 1998 Auto Trader
Automotive lbo $ 260M Detail
Content acquisition £ 260M Detail
Jan 1, 1999 Grohe
Manufacturing management_buyout Detail
Jan 9, 1999 C&C Group Plc
Manufacturing lbo $ 734M Detail