Advantage Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Advantage Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (25%) and gaming (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Advantage Capital has invested in 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). Advantage Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2003 when it sold Bennetts UK for $7M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Advantage Capital Ltd.

35 New Bridge Street,
London, EC4V 6BW
United Kingdom
+020 7436 6022
www.advantagecapital.co.uk
info@advantagecapital.co.uk

Advantage Capital is a UK mid-market, special situation private equity firm. Advantage targets businesses in 'un-loved' sectors, are non-core to the parent company, or facing operational challenges. The Firm targets UK-based companies with £20 to £100 million in sales and enterprise values up to £30 million. Advantage Capital was formed in 2001 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Gaming, Insurance, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 30
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $7M $7M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pagebet Bookmakers Ltd. 2010-05-21 - Bankruptcy
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.pagebet.com
Pagebet Bookmakers Ltd. 2008-02-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.pagebet.com
Q-Matic AB 2007-07-12 - Secondary Buyout
Molndal, Sweden · www.q-matic.com
Butters Group Ltd. 2007-03-29 - Growth Capital
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom · www.butters.co.uk
Q-Matic AB 2004-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Molndal, Sweden · www.q-matic.com
Charcol 2004-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, United Kingdom
Bennetts UK Ltd. 2003-11-14 7M GBP Add-on Acquisition
, United Kingdom
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 1 (25%) -
Gaming - - 1 (25%) -
Insurance - - 1 (25%) -
Retail - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 3 (75%) -
Sweden - - 1 (25%) -
Domestic - - 3 (75%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (75%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (25%) -
Total - - 4 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (33%) 7M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $7M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $7M
TOTAL $7M
Largest Bennetts UK Ltd.
$7M (2003-11-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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