A consortium of investors led by OC acquired a controlling stake in CapitalSpring Finance Co., a US-based specialty finance company focused on the franchising industry. CapitalSpring provides senior debt, mezzanine and preferred equity to franchise operators across the US. The company's current managed portfolio spans over 800 franchise units across +30 brands, including such familiar names as Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa John's, Jack-in-the-Box and Holiday Inn.
OC invested alongside Palamon Capital Partners into UK-based Feelunique, Europe’s largest online retailer of prestige beauty products. With a 15% market share, Feelunique is the fastest growing player in the UK’s online prestige beauty and the only online retailer in Europe with a full range of top and niche brands across all product categories (haircare, skincare, cosmetics and fragrances products from over 500 brands).
OC invested alongside Astorg Partners and Bain Capital to acquire Linxens, formerly a division of FCI Group. The company is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of flexible printed circuits for contact smartcards used in SIM cards for mobile phones, banking cards and e-ID cards. Linxens has an 84% global market share and has grown by 18% p.a. on average for the last five years. The company has two manufacturing plants in France and Singapore and approximately 670 employees.
OC invested alongside GenNx360 in Syncreon, a global contract logistics and supply chain management company that uses its asset-light business model to provide specialized transportation, inbound, outbound, and fulfillment logistics services. Syncreon is headquartered in the US and has activities in 31 countries, with 80 facilities and 11,000 employees. Its customers include leading companies such as Apple, Audi, BMW, General Motors, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer, Rolls Royce and Volkswagen.
OC partnered with The Carlyle Group to acquire The Foundry Visionmongers Limited ("The Foundry"). Based in London and Los Angeles, The Foundry is a leading supplier of workstation software for the creation of visual effects ("VFX"), image processing, and post-production management for the global film industry. The company has over 4,000 customers globally including the major feature film studios, mid-sized and specialized movie production companies, large VFX operations, and a long tail of boutique/niche post production houses.
OC invested alongside Palamon Capital Partners to acquire Happy Socks. Based in Sweden, Happy Socks is a globally recognized brand sold in more than 90 countries through more than 10,000 points of sale, supported by a fast growing online channel and an expanding portfolio of own-branded retail stores. Happy Socks has achieved more than 50% revenue and EBITDA annual growth over the last three years, generating retail sales of +€100 million.