The Financial Times reports that the investor also turned down nearly the same amount of extra capital for its latest fund, with Reuters adding that the vehicle—which purportedly was not due to begin raising until next year—has already beat its initial €5 billion aim.
The new fund adds another giant capital pool to 2017's already long list of large investment vehicles. These include Apollo Global Management's record-breaking $24.6 billion effort, as well as CVC Capital Partners' €15.5 billion Fund VII—Europe's largest for several years.
Bridgepoint, the owner of sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger, has been quite active in 2017, having been involved in 21 completed and announced investments so far, per the PitchBook Platform. One example is the £655 million buyout of Miller Homes, closed in October.
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