LONDON, 28 March 2018: Metric Capital Partners (“Metric”), the European private capital group, and Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore, (together, the “Investors”), have announced today a minority investment in Dream International B.V. (“Dream” or the “Company”), a Dutch company operating in the global fine-dining restaurant market.
Dream operates globally through four subsidiaries consisting of: the Azumi group which operates restaurants in seven countries under the Zuma, Roka, Etaru, Inko Nito and Oblix brands; the Coya group; the Paraguas group; and the Nusr-et group.
The Company is a leading player in the global fine-dining restaurant space, with plans to further expand the restaurant and brand portfolio both organically and through acquisitions.
Metric and Temasek are partnering with Dogus Holdings (“Dogus”), one of the largest privately-held conglomerates in Turkey. Dogus has been active in the global F&B and leisure market since 2012 and have established a strong portfolio of successful brands.
Bjorn Tessiore, Senior Principal of Metric, commented on the transaction: “Dream is a very well-managed company with an incredibly strong brand portfolio and a proven track record of profitable growth across several markets globally. We are excited by the opportunity to participate in the further growth of the company, both organically and through possible acquisitions.”
John Sinik, Managing Partner of Metric, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Dogus and Temasek in this transaction. We believe that Dream represents a unique platform for growth in its sector and we look forward to working with our partners and the Company in support of Dream’s development over the coming years.”
Eryigit Umur, Executive VP and Head of Investments from Dogus, added: “Dream is an important growth project for us at Dogus and we are proud of our achievements in this industry so far. We welcome Metric and Temasek as investors in the business and look forward to a positive partnership in the years to come.”
About Metric Capital Partners
Metric is an independent private capital group that invests in European small and medium-sized firms by providing debt and equity solutions to support the execution of strategic transactions including MBOs, MBIs, growth/development capital, refinancing and rescue financing.
Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Supported by 11 offices internationally, Temasek owns a portfolio of S$275 billion as at 31 March 2017, mainly in Singapore and the rest of Asia. Our portfolio covers a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; transportation & industrials; consumer & real estate; life sciences & agribusiness; as well as energy & resources. Our investment activities are guided by four investment themes and the long-term trends they represent: Transforming Economies; Growing Middle Income Populations; Deepening Comparative Advantages; and Emerging Champions.
For more information on Temasek, visit www.temasek.com.sg
Founded in 1951, Dogus Group is among the biggest conglomerates in Turkey. The Group, active in seven core businesses including automotive, construction, media, tourism and services, real estate, energy and food & beverage, sustains its growth with new investments in the areas of technology, sports, and entertainment along with its current operations. With over 300 companies across 30 countries in 4 continents and more than 35,000 employees, the Group serves its customers with advanced technologies, highest brand quality and a dynamic human resource.
For further information please contact:
John Sinik, Managing Partner, Metric Capital Partners, Tel: +44 203 540 1558
Bjorn Tessiore, Senior Principal, Metric Capital Partners, Tel: +44 203 540 1551