The outlets are a mix of in-house brands such as Caffè Ritazza, Upper Crust and Bonne Journée and franchised brands such as Marks & Spencer, Starbucks and Burger King.
Over the EQT investment period, SSP expanded globally by entering the US market and establishing itself as a market leader in Asia. The company was successful in expanding its brand portfolio and building trusted long-term relationships with travel infrastructure operators.
SSP listed on 10 July 2014 on the London Stock Exchange as one of the most notable IPOs of the year, being awarded the PLC Award as best newly listed company in 2014. After a strong trading performance based on its compelling investment story, EQT was able to successfully sell its remaining shareholding in two subsequent sell-downs in January and May 2015.