Lansdowne Capital


Lansdowne Capital has made a number of equity investments in clients and client-related businesses. We also participate on investee company boards and committees.

Our investments include the following:

Pankaboard, headquartered in Finland, is a leading manufacturer of folding boxboard and wood pulp board.
Pack2Pack, headquartered in Belgium, is Europe’s leading reconditioner and recycler of industrial steel drums and plastic intermediate bulk containers. A majority stake in Pack2Pack was acquired by private equity from Towerbrook in 2008.
OEG Offshore Limited is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland. The company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist engineering cabins and cargo-carrying units to the offshore oil and gas industry. Lansdowne Capital organised the buyout of Containental Offshore in 2008, purchasing a major stake in the company. In mid 2009, the company built on this solid foundation with the acquisition of Vertec Engineering and the hire division and rental fleet of Labtech Services which enabled the company to expand its geographic coverage to new regions and offer a wider range of products to its oil services customers. In Q1 2010, Containental Offshore and Vertec Engineering were amalgamated to form OEG Offshore.
Powerflute Oyj is the owner of a semi chemical paper mill based in Kuopio, Finland previously owned by M-real Corporation. Powerflute’s main product is high quality semi chemical fluting for speciality corrugated boxes. Lansdowne executives have retained an equity stake in Powerflute and participated in the equity placing undertaken by the company to fund the purchase of Scheufelen.
Getmobile Europe PLC operates as a leading online and direct seller of post paid mobile phone contracts in the German market. Getmobile, which seeks acquisitions in the service sector, is quoted on the AIM and IAX markets.
GlobeOp Financial Services, headquartered in London and New York, specialises in the provision of automated, state-of-the-art middle and back-office support services and fund administration for hedge funds, fund managers and high net worth family wealth managers. Lansdowne Capital was an early investor in this dynamic business. In July 2007 GlobeOp successfully completed an initial public offering of its shares on the London Stock Exchange and raised $105 million in new equity capital. The IPO valued Lansdowne Capital’s stake at almost six times the value of its initial investment.
KMC Partners was launched in 2000 to provide wealth management services to very high net worth individuals, primarily in the United States. Headquartered in New York, KMC Partners was founded by a group of senior executives from UBS and elsewhere. Lansdowne Capital invested in 2000 and realised its investment in 2002 at a substantial profit.
NextJump, Inc., headquartered in New York, is the leading provider of corporation-sponsored, intranet-based employee discount programs in the US. NextJump works with human resources and benefits departments of multi-national corporations to provide employees with deeply discounted offerings from national retailers and local merchants.