3i aims to replicate Refresco success with Royal Sanders acquisition

Sources have said 3i plans to follow a buy-and-build approach with the newly acquired Royal Sanders, the Anglo-Dutch personal care product manufacturer. The strategy would mirror its successful expansion of drinks bottling company Refresco, which sparked a bounty of deals in the high yield and leveraged loan markets.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 13 Feb 2018

This week, 3i announced it had bought a controlling share in Royal Sanders from Dutch private equity firm Egeria. It only acquires majority stakes in new investments, said a source close to 3i.

3i’s consumer portfolio business is hoping to scale up Royal Sanders in a similar way to ...

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