abrdn Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, abrdn Private Equity has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

abrdn Private Equity’s most common sectors for investment areutilities (29%) and safety/security (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, abrdn Private Equity has invested in 2 US states and 5 different countries.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

abrdn Private Equity

1 George Street,
Edinburgh, EH2 2LL
United Kingdom
+44 131 225 2345
www.abrdn.com/en-gb/institutional/what-we-do/private-markets/private-equity

abrdn Private Equity is the direct infrastructure investment arm of asset manager abdrn plc (formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments). The Group looks to invest in operational assets and build a diversified portfolio across utilities, transport and energy infrastructure in Europe and North America. abrdn Private Equity operates out of Edinburgh and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Energy Services and Equipment, Infrastructure, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # - 2 4 - 1 - 7
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Colorado Barricade Co. 2021-05-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Denver, Colorado · www.coloradobarricade.com
City of London Corp. 2019-11-26 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
Tramlink Nottingham LTD. 2019-09-10 - Secondary Buyout
Nottingham, United Kingdom · www.tramlinknottingham.co.uk
Orion Water Partners LLC 2019-05-01 - Stake Purchase
Carlsbad, California · www.carlsbaddesal.com
UNITANK Betriebs- und Verwaltungs GmbH 2019-02-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hamburg, Germany · www.unitank.de
Noordgastransport B.V. 2018-05-04 - Stake Purchase
The Hague, Netherlands · www.noordgastransport.nl
Trustly Group AB 2018-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.trustly.net
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Utilities 2 (29%) - 2 (29%) -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Infrastructure 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Real Estate 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Safety/Security 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 7 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (29%) - 2 (29%) -
  California 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
  Colorado 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
United Kingdom 2 (29%) - 2 (29%) -
Germany 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Netherlands 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Sweden 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 7 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 2 (29%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 2 (29%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (29%) - 2 (29%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 7 - 7 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
14%
1 (14%)

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