August Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, August Equity has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

August Equity’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (27%) and consumer services (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and consolidation (15%). 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 (44%). 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 Activity64
    • M&A Buy Activity41
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 30 4 3 1 1 2 41
vol $579M $579M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 15 1 3 3 - 1 23
vol $654M $1.1B $1.7B
  64

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pet Cremation Services Ltd. 2021-03-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom · www.pcsonline.org.uk
Business Systems (UK) Ltd. 2021-01-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.businesssystemsuk.co.uk
Business Systems UK Ltd. 2021-01-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Isleworth, United Kingdom · www.businesssystemsuk.co.uk
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 6 (35%) - 11 (27%) 184M (32%)
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 7 (17%) 63M (11%)
Information Technology 3 (18%) - 5 (12%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) 63M (11%)
Business Services 3 (18%) - 3 (7%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (5%) 48M (8%)
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) 40M (7%)
Education 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) 57M (10%)
Publishing - - 1 (2%) 45M (8%)
Media - - 1 (2%) 35M (6%)
Communications - - 1 (2%) 32M (6%)
Digital Media - - 1 (2%) 11M (2%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 41 $579M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 17 (100%) - 40 (98%) 451M (100%)
United States - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 17 (100%) - 40 (98%) 451M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 41 $451M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (47%) - 22 (54%) 189M (39%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 6 (15%) 120M (25%)
Consolidation 3 (18%) - 6 (15%) 82M (17%)
Growth Capital 5 (29%) - 5 (12%) -
Going Private - - 1 (2%) 63M (13%)
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) 32M (7%)
Total 17 - 41 $486M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (43%) 1.2B (71%)
Trade Sale 7 (30%) 273M (16%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (13%) 223M (13%)
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $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
Investor(s)
10%
4 (10%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
10 (43%)
Strategic(s)
39%
9 (39%)

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