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CVC Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London


CVC Capital Partners was established in 1981, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in Europe, United Kingdom. The primary office of this VC is located in London.

Avast, Skybox Security, Kount are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 4 other countries. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Software, Network Security. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 16 more areas of investment. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is more than 20.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 1-2 participants. Besides CVC Capital Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Voyager Capital, Ardian, Viola Ventures. The fund often co-invests with Blackstone Group, Voyager Capital, The Jordan Company. The investors in the following rounds are usually UBS, Shenzhen Nalande Investment Fund, National Australia Bank.

The fund was established by Donald Mackenzie, Rolly van Rappard, Steve Koltes. Besides the listed founders, we have found 101 key employees of this fund in our database.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. At the time of investment by CVC Capital Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund's activity peaked in 2017. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. In real terms, this VC performs 42 percentage points more exits than other funds. CVC Capital Partners is involved in 6 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, first, last first_initial, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

66.7% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

32 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.2 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Voyager Capital, Ardian, Viola Ventures

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