Groupe Chez Gérard

Groupe Chez Gérard (also known as Paramount Restaurants plc) comprised four restaurant brands (Chez Gérard, Bertorelli, Livebait and Café Fish) mainly located in London. During the fund’s ownership, the group acquired Caffé Uno, a nationwide chain, doubling the size of the business. The fund backed an experienced management team in a strategy of greater efficiency and expansion. Growth was achieved through acquisition and through extension of the strong Chez Gérard brand into new locations, including concessions in hotels and airports.

Fund Fund 2
Investment date May 2005
Deal type Public-to-private
Sector Leisure
Exit date September 2006
Exit type Secondary buy-out
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