Warburg Pincus

Inmarsat accepts US$3.4 billion bid from Apax-led consortium

Satellite operator Inmarsat has accepted a $3.4 billion bid from a private equity consortium that includes Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus among its backers. The company’s shareholders now have until May 2019 to decide whether to accept the deal, so there is still a chance that counter-offers will emerge in that time. The sale of […]

Poland’s Inea sold to Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus has agreed to sell its majority stake in Polish cable operator, Inea, to a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). The deal, which was agreed for undisclosed terms, will see Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5) take control of the fibre-to-the home and cable provider. Inea offers cable […]

Warburg Pincus hires Ziggo and Sky exec Sukawaty

Private equity group Warburg Pincus has hired former Ziggo chairman and current Inmarsat executive chairman Andrew Sukawaty as an ‘executive-in-residence’ to help it identify new investment opportunities in media and telecoms. Sukawaty, who will be based in the firm’s London office from January 2015, is set to transition to a non-executive role at Inmarsat next […]

Cinven and Warburg Pincus aiming to exit Ziggo

Private equity groups Cinven and Warburg Pincus are planning their exit from the Netherlands’ largest cable operator Ziggo with a fresh offering of 27 million shares via an ‘accelerated bookbuild’ offering, and a potential upsizing to sell a further 7.2 million shares that would see the investors sell their entire holding in the cable operator. […]

Warburg Pincus invests in Poland’s Inea, plans major FTTH network build

Private equity group Warburg Pincus has, via an affiliate, become a strategic minority investor in Polish cable operator Inea and plans to provide funding for a major fibre-to-the-home-based network expansion. Warburg Pincus said it believed the deal is the largest private equity investment in Poland so far this year. The funding will be used to […]