The founding shareholders of MVF Global (MVF) have sold a 40% stake in the company to Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC), a leading private equity firm focused on mid-market buyouts and growth capital investments. Financial details have not been disclosed.
Founded in 2009 by five British entrepreneurs, MVF is a digital marketing agency specialising in online customer acquisition and lead generation. Recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent growth businesses, winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2014, MVF has achieved significant growth – a 278% compound annual revenue growth rate since 2009.
Titus Sharpe, CEO of MVF, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Bridgepoint who will help take MVF to the next level. Bridgepoint has proved to be the perfect match for MVF because they understand the company vision and culture and have the financial capability and international reach to support the continued growth of the business."
The transaction will facilitate accelerated growth, potential acquisitions and continued international expansion. MVF’s five co-founders - Jules Hopkinson and Titus Sharpe, both previously co-founders of Moodia Ltd and Approved Index, Tom Morgan, David Walton and Simon Venturi, who have worked together over the past 10 years on a wide range of successful start-ups, will remain invested in MVF.
Oaklins Cavendish, based in the UK, advised the founding shareholders on the sale of a 40% stake in MVF Global, to Bridgepoint Development Capital.
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