August Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, August Equity has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

August Equity’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (29%) and consumer services (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and consolidation (16%). In total, August Equity has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Enara Group for $82M.

In the last 3 years, August Equity has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (46%). August Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold VetPartners for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 2

August Equity LLP

10 Slingsby Place, St. Martin's Courtyard,
London, WC2E 9AB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7632 8200
www.augustequity.com
info@augustequity.com

August Equity is a private equity firm that provides capital for management buyouts, buy-ins, growth financings, and recapitalizations of small and medium-sized UK-based companies. August Equity targets growth companies with strong cash-flow operating within four sectors. These include healthcare, media/technology, industrial products and services, and consumer products and services. August Equity looks to commit £10 to £30 million per transaction. August Equity was formed in 2001 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Publishing, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 29 1 4 3 1 1 39
vol $579M $579M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 14 1 1 3 3 - 22
vol $654M $1.1B $1.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Air IT Ltd. 2020-02-11 - Growth Capital
Sandiacre, United Kingdom · www.air-it.co.uk
Confederation of Dental Employers Ltd. 2019-11-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Holsworthy, United Kingdom · www.codeuk.com
Wax Digital Ltd. 2019-11-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Hyde, United Kingdom · www.wax-digital.com
Aspirations Care Group 2019-06-21 - Secondary Buyout
East Gloucester, United Kingdom · www.aspirationscare.com
SecureData Europe Ltd. 2019-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Maidstone, United Kingdom · www.secdata.com
Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd. 2018-12-13 - Secondary Buyout
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.hallmarq.net
Charterhouse Voice & Data Plc 2018-11-06 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.cvd.plc.uk
VetPartners 2018-08-07 1.1B GBP Secondary Buyout
Villanova, Pennsylvania · www.vetpartners.or
Active Care Group 2018-01-31 - Secondary Buyout
Kent, United Kingdom · www.activecaregroup.co.uk
Minerva Education 2018-01-01 - Unknown
London, United Kingdom
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AMTIVO Group Ltd. 2017-01-01 Certification Europe Ltd. 2020-03-05 1
Kent, United Kingdom · www.amtivo.com Dublin, Ireland · www.certificationeurope.com
Pet Cremation Services 2015-01-01 Essex Pet Crematorium 2019-06-14 1
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom · www.pcsonline.org.uk Essex, United Kingdom · www.essexpetcrematorium.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 6 (38%) - 11 (28%) 184M (32%)
Consumer Services 2 (13%) - 7 (18%) 63M (11%)
Information Technology 2 (13%) - 4 (10%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) 63M (11%)
Business Services 3 (19%) - 3 (8%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (5%) 48M (8%)
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) 40M (7%)
Education 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (3%) 57M (10%)
Publishing - - 1 (3%) 45M (8%)
Media - - 1 (3%) 35M (6%)
Communications - - 1 (3%) 32M (6%)
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) 11M (2%)
Total 16 - 39 $579M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 16 (100%) - 38 (97%) 451M (100%)
United States - - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 16 (100%) - 38 (97%) 451M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 - 39 $451M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (44%) - 20 (51%) 189M (39%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 6 (15%) 120M (25%)
Consolidation 3 (19%) - 6 (15%) 82M (17%)
Growth Capital 5 (31%) - 5 (13%) -
Going Private - - 1 (3%) 63M (13%)
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 32M (7%)
Total 16 - 39 $486M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (45%) 1.2B (71%)
Trade Sale 6 (27%) 273M (16%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (14%) 223M (13%)
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Unknown 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $1.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
1
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 15 $579M
TOTAL $579M
Largest Enara Group Ltd.
$82M (2008-05-11)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $455M
< $100M 4 $198M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest VetPartners
$1.1B (2018-08-07)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
56%
10 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
8 44%

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