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Mister Spex secures $40m investment

Scottish Equity Partners has made a further investment in fast growing portfolio company Mister Spex as part of a $40m financing round led by Goldman Sachs.

Stuart Paterson, Partner at SEP, who sits on the company’s board, comments:

“As the largest shareholder in Mister Spex we are pleased to welcome Goldman Sachs as an investor in what is a highly impressive business led by an outstanding team.”

Mister Spex is Europe’s largest online optician and the investment will be used to support the Company’s domestic and international growth plans.

“The current round of financing is the best confirmation of our consistent and successful pioneering work in a highly attractive market,” says Dirk Graber, CEO and founder of Mister Spex. “We also want to use the money to strengthen our logistics proposition and broaden our opticians’ partner network.”

Mister Spex has grown rapidly since its formation in 2007. Dr Mirko Caspar, co-managing director of Mister Spex stated:

“The combination of Europe’s largest range of immediately available eyewear at fair prices, an appealing online shop, and an exceptional all-round service package define the success of Mister Spex. We will now build on our proven business model to further advance the online shopping experience for eyewear internationally.”