Active Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Active Partners’ most common sectors for investment are restaurants (34%) and apparel/textiles (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (17%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired F.W. Evans Cycles for $54M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%). Active Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold F.W. Evans Cycles for $169M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1

Active Partners

6 Burnsall Street, 2nd Floor,
London, SW3 3ST
United Kingdom
+44 2070 428 200
www.apeq.co.uk
enquiries@apeq.co.uk

Active Partners is a private investment firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, consumer centric companies. Active looks to commit £2 to £10 million in UK-based companies. The Firm will consider both majority or minority positions. Active Partners was established in 2004 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Information Services, Leisure, Restaurants, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 5 1 - - - - 6
vol $54M $54M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $169M $169M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Fold London 2016-01-15 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.thefoldlondon.com
whocanfixmycar.com 2015-08-10 - Growth Capital
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · www.whocanfixmycar.com
Leon Restaurants 2015-05-23 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.leonrestaurants.co.uk
F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd. 2015-05-01 169M GBP Secondary Buyout
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.evanscycles.com
Honest Burgers 2015-01-19 - Stake Purchase
London, United Kingdom · www.honestburgers.co.uk
F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd. 2008-04-07 54M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Crawley, United Kingdom · www.evanscycles.com
Soho House & Co. 2005-04-03 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.sohohouse.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 2 (40%) - 2 (33%) -
Retail - - 1 (17%) 54M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Information Services 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Leisure 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 - 6 $54M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (100%) - 6 (100%) 54M (100%)
Total 5 - 6 $54M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (80%) - 4 (67%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (17%) 54M (100%)
Stake Purchase 1 (20%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 5 - 6 $54M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) 169M (100%)
Total 1 $169M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $54M
TOTAL $54M
Largest F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd.
$54M (2008-04-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $169M
TOTAL $169M
Largest F.W. Evans Cycles (UK) Ltd.
$169M (2015-05-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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