CVC to sell 30 per cent in D&G to ADIA


CVC Capital Partners (CVC), the majority shareholder in appliance care specialist Domestic & General (D&G) is to sell a 30 per cent stake in the business to Luxinva, an entity ultimately wholly-owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

CVC will continue as D&G’s majority shareholder via CVC Capital Partners Fund VII. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2019, subject to customary regulatory clearances.
 
D&G’s appliance care plans protect individuals and families against the unexpected costs of appliance repairs and replacements. With a presence in 11 countries across Europe and Australia, D&G protects approximately 23 million appliances for approximately 16 million customers. It has a leading position in the UK market and is present in 1-in-3 households. 
 
Since CVC’s investment in 2013, D&G has grown annual revenues from GBP633 million to GBP811 million, expanded its operations across Europe, and is currently exploring further international opportunities. D&G has also invested significantly in enhancing its customer service, technology infrastructure and digital capabilities to support continued delivery of its ambitious growth plans.
 
David Tyler, Chairman of D&G, says: “We are delighted to welcome a significant new investor to D&G. ADIA brings a wealth of investment experience from around the globe and has a strong reputation for supporting the growth of high quality companies such as D&G. With ADIA’s investment alongside CVC’s ongoing commitment, we will have a new ownership structure underpinned by two stable and well-resourced global investors. It is a strong platform enabling us to focus on our growth plans in the UK and internationally. All of us at D&G look forward to working with them.”
 

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