Alchemy Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Alchemy Partners has acquired 1 company.

Alchemy Partners’ most common sectors for investment are financial services (14%) and information technology (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and secondary buyout (14%). In total, Alchemy Partners has invested in 2 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Four Seasons Health Care for $1.3B.

In the last 3 years, Alchemy Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (72%). Alchemy Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold CompAir for $308M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17

Alchemy Partners LLP

21 Palmer Street,
London, SW1H 0AD
United Kingdom
+ 44 (0) 207 240 9596
www.alchemypartners.com
info@alchemypartners.com

Alchemy Partners is a private equity firm that targets investments in the UK, Ireland, and German speaking Europe. Alchemy looks to commit £25 to £150 million per transaction in areas including financial services, information technology and telecoms. Historically, the Firm primarily targeted leveraged buyouts, buy-ins, and growth capital financings, but today Alchemy specializes in distressed and undervalued or underperforming businesses. Alchemy Partners was formed in 1997 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Manufacturing, Metals/Mining, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 150
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) # 14 - - 1 - - 15
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 13 - 1 - - - 14
vol $480M $197M $677M
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ylda Group S.p.A. 2018-08-08 - Secondary Buyout
Certaldo, Italy · www.ylda.it
NOONAN 2017-07-31 197M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.noonan.ie
Incisive Media Ltd. 2015-01-08 - Recapitalization
London, United Kingdom · www.incisivemedia.com
Geo Networks Ltd. 2014-05-16 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.geo-uk.net
InterGlobal Insurance Co., Ltd. 2013-11-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Farnham, United Kingdom · www.interglobalpmi.com
Cathedral Capital Ltd. 2013-08-07 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.cathedralcapital.com
ATH Resources Plc 2013-03-01 - Unknown
Doncaster, United Kingdom · www.ath.co.uk
Four Seasons Health Care Ltd. 2012-07-12 1.3B GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Wilmslow Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.fshc.co.uk
Right4staff Holdings Ltd 2011-03-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Chesterfield, United Kingdom · www.right4staff.com
Sierra-Cedar, Inc. 2011-02-11 - Secondary Buyout
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.sierra-cedar.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Incisive Media Ltd. 2015-01-08 Legal Week 2016-01-12 3
London, United Kingdom · www.incisivemedia.com London, United Kingdom · www.legalweek.com
Incisive Media Ltd. 2015-01-08 Unquote 2015-09-22 2
London, United Kingdom · www.incisivemedia.com London, United Kingdom · www.unquote.com
Incisive Media Ltd. 2015-01-08 AVCJ 2015-09-22 1
London, United Kingdom · www.incisivemedia.com Hong Kong, Hong Kong · www.avcj.com
Incisive Media Ltd. 2015-01-08 Chartis Research 2015-06-08 1
London, United Kingdom · www.incisivemedia.com London, United Kingdom · 33 Cavendish Square
Four Seasons Health Care Ltd. 2012-07-12 Optimum Care Ltd. 2013-04-11 1
Wilmslow Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.fshc.co.uk Northhampton, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 2 (40%) 169M (12%) 2 (13%) 169M (12%)
Information Technology - - 2 (13%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (20%) 1.3B (88%) 1 (7%) 1.3B (88%)
Building Materials 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (7%) -
Defense - - 1 (7%) -
Distribution - - 1 (7%) -
Insurance - - 1 (7%) -
Media 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (7%) -
Retail - - 1 (7%) -
Staffing - - 1 (7%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 $1.4B 15 $1.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 4 (80%) 1.4B (100%) 10 (67%) 1.4B (100%)
United States - - 2 (13%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (7%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (7%) -
Italy 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Belgium - - 1 (7%) -
Ireland - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 4 (80%) 1.4B (100%) 10 (67%) 1.4B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (20%) - 5 (33%) -
Total 5 $1.4B 15 $1.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) 1.3B (88%) 9 (60%) 1.3B (88%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (40%) 169M (12%) 2 (13%) 169M (12%)
Consolidation - - 1 (7%) -
Going Private - - 1 (7%) -
Recapitalization 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 $1.4B 15 $1.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (57%) 659M (97%)
Trade Sale 3 (21%) -
Sold to Management 1 (7%) 18M (3%)
Secondary Sale 1 (7%) -
Unknown 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $677M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $169M
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest Four Seasons Health Care Ltd.
$1.3B (2012-07-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $659M
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $677M
Largest CompAir
$308M (2008-07-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
9%
1 9%
Strategic(s)
91%
10 91%

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