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Barclays Private Equity
Type Limited company
Founded 1982
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Tom Lamb, Chairman of Investment Committee
Industry Private Equity
Products Investments, private equity funds
Employees 45[1]

Barclays Private Equity (BPE) is the Private Equity division of Barclays Capital, the Investment Banking arm of Barclays plc. BPE have seven offices across four countries. Started in 1982 they have invested in over 350 businesses including Admiral Group and Dial-a-Phone. Typically €500m is invested per annum in 10-15 transactions. Individual transactions usually range between €10m and €150m.

The team also invests in infrastructure projects sponsored predominantly under the Government's Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnerships (PPP). From the launch of the first infrastructure fund in 1997, Barclays Private Equity has raised in excess of £1 billion across five dedicated infrastructure funds.

Barclays Private Equity was voted the “Fund of the Year” in 2006 by the Private Equity Awards.


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