Cornucopia Capital

 

Cornucopia Capital is a private investment firm founded by Robin Choudhury in 1999. Cornucopia Capital is focused on deal origination, corporate finance, financing and investment in the property, consumer facing and leisure sectors.

 

In particular, Cornucopia Capital assists management teams to raise equity financing for a wide range of transactions including buyouts, buy-ins and development capital, and has a long history of working successfully with Private Equity and High Net Worth Investors globally.

 

The philosophy of Cornucopia Capital is to work with high quality investors and entrepreneurs to the highest operational and professional standards

 

Since inception, Cornucopia Capital has assisted on / raised over $2 billion of financing in respect of a variety of transactions including both M&A and Private Equity.

 

Robin Choudhury qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1987 and subsequently pursued a career in Corporate Finance. He worked for BZW (now part of Credit Suisse) in International M&A and then at Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance where he headed the European Deal Origination Teams. Robin has over 25 years experience of originating and advising on M&A deals, private equity transactions and investments.

 

Cornucopia Capital has a team of dedicated professionals based in the City of London and other key members of the team are also professionally qualified with significant experience with blue chip companies.

 

We are hiring interns

 

Cornucopia Capital prides itself on its excellent internship programme and has run a successful programme since 1999 providing a high level of training and support for its interns.

We are always looking to recruit recent University graduates with an interest in finance, accounting, investment banking or entrepreneurship.

Since our Company started in 1999, we have had over 90 interns successfully complete our Internship programme.

Our interns have gone on to join global firms such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and PWC. In addition, a number have taken positions in Entrepreneurial Companies or specialised Investment Vehicles such as Family Offices.

We are currently hiring for a 3 months internship starting 1 April, 2019 and would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact us via mariam@cornucopiacapital.com with your resume.

 

TEAM

HISTORY

2012

During 2012, Cornucopia Capital played the leading role in the sourcing, structuring and negotiation of a significant investment by Metric Capital Partners LLP and Hutton Collins Partners LLP on behalf of TVHG Budget Group Netherlands ("TVHG"), one of the leading hotel developers and operators in the Netherlands. Cornucopia Capital successfully partnered with Colliers International in securing this investment which will allow TVHG to develop additional hotels in the Netherlands with a development value in excess of €120 million. The transaction closed in August 2012

2009

Also in 2009, Cornucopia Capital advised on the GI Partners-backed acquisition of a former Second World War American airbase at Alconbury, West of Cambridge for £27.5 million in 2009.  Prior to the acquisition, Cornucopia Capital also played a key role in the establishment of GI Partner's real estate operating company, Urban & Civic which targets strategic UK land estate acquisitions of metropolitan or regional scale capable of sustained development.

2008

In 2008, Cornucopia Capital assisted and advised a consortium of high net worth investors in respect of the acquisition of MyHome International plc's businesses, a multi-product, multi-branded franchise operator, from the receiver.  Post acquisition, Julia Choudhury joined the Board of Directors and an investment was made by the Choudhury family into Franchise Brands NewCo, which made the acquisition. The role advising Franchise Brands is ongoing.

2004

In 2004, Cornucopia Capital originated the Permira backed takeover of De Vere Group plc for approximately £920 million which was outbid by The Alternative Investment Group plc with a £1.1 billion offer.

2009

Since October 2009, Cornucopia Capital has been working with the Country Format management team in raising the total financing of $311 million for the DancingGreen Project, a major Holiday Village Project in Russia located close to Moscow. The Partnership identified a strategic investor for the Project and discussions are ongoing.

2009

In 2009, Cornucopia Capital working with GI Partners, a mid-market private equity firm with approximately $8.4 billion of capital under management, made an offer for a Data Centre of approximately 700,000 sq ft based in Cambridge, England.

2006

In 2006, Cornucopia Capital and associates originated the Permira backed management buy-out of Principal Hotels and the subsequent acquisition of Hawkstone Park Golf and Country Club for a total financing of approximately £500 million.

1999

In 1999, originated the sale of Tetley Tea (a venture capital backed company) to Tata Tea for £271 million, which closed in 2000.

Since inception, Cornucopia Capital has assisted on / raised over $2 billion of financing in respect of a variety of transactions.  Set out below are some of the key transactions that we have worked on over the past 16 years:-

Today

Over the past six years, Cornucopia Capital has assisted and worked on a number of David Lloyd Resorts & additional David Lloyd Group projects worldwide in the leisure real estate sector with a particular focus on financing and structuring such transactsions. Cornucopia Capital is now singularly focussed on financing and structuring transactions in the real estate, leisure, technology & retail sectors.

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

Cornucopia Capital Limited is currently working on a number of confidential Financing and Investment Opportunities.

Cornucopia Capital Ltd

 

Level 1, Devonshire House

One Mayfair Place

Mayfair, W1J 8AJ

 

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7268 4833

 

 

Email: mariam@cornucopiacapital.com