Bridgepoint, the private-equity owner of Pret A Manger, refinanced the sandwich company’s debt to the tune of £375m last year to help fund its international expansion. Pret already has 80 sandwich shops abroad, with more than 50 stores in four American cities, as well as outlets in Hong Kong and Paris. Overseas sales reached an annualised £82.2m in 2012 under chief executive Clive Schlee, 55.
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