August Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

August Equity’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer services (21%) and healthcare services (21%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and growth capital (19%). In total, August Equity has invested in 1 US state and 3 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 trade sale (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 Activity77
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 3

August Equity

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 £50 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, Education, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, 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 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 39 1 5 1 1 - 47
vol $579M $579M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 23 - 2 3 1 1 30
vol $1.9B $1.9B
  77

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Agilio Software 2024-02-19 - Secondary Sale
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.codeuk.com
StarTraq Limited 2023-05-23 - Growth Capital
Banbury, United Kingdom · www.startraq.com
Sonnet Care Homes Ltd. 2023-03-01 - Trade Sale
Braintree, United Kingdom · www.sonnetcarehomes.co.uk
One Touch Health 2022-10-05 - Growth Capital
Galway, Ireland · www.onetouchhealth.net
Amtivo Group Ltd. 2022-07-04 - Secondary Sale
Kent, United Kingdom · www.amtivo.com
Dental Partners 2022-03-31 - Trade Sale
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.dentalpartners.co.uk
Zenergi Ltd. 2022-02-14 - Secondary Sale
Southampton, United Kingdom · www.zenergi.co.uk
AAB 2021-10-25 - Growth Capital
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.aab.uk
Berkeley Home Health Ltd. 2021-09-21 - Trade Sale
Farnham, United Kingdom · www.berkeleyhomehealth.com
Medivet Group Limited 2021-09-16 - Secondary Buyout
Watford, United Kingdom · www.medivetgroup.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 3 (20%) - 10 (21%) 184M (32%)
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 10 (21%) 63M (11%)
Information Technology 4 (27%) - 6 (13%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) - 5 (10%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 4 (8%) 63M (11%)
Education 2 (13%) - 3 (6%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (4%) 48M (8%)
Medical Products 1 (7%) - 2 (4%) 40M (7%)
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 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 15 - 48 $579M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 13 (87%) - 45 (94%) 451M (100%)
Ireland 2 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
United States - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 13 (87%) - 45 (94%) 451M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (13%) - 3 (6%) -
Total 15 - 48 $451M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (20%) - 23 (48%) 189M (39%)
Growth Capital 8 (53%) - 9 (19%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (20%) - 8 (17%) 120M (25%)
Consolidation 1 (7%) - 6 (13%) 82M (17%)
Going Private - - 1 (2%) 63M (13%)
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) 32M (7%)
Total 15 - 48 $486M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (43%) 1.4B (73%)
Trade Sale 11 (37%) 273M (15%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (10%) 223M (12%)
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Unknown 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1
CMS Legal Services EEIG
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 4 $582M
< $100M 4 $198M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest VetPartners
$1.1B (2018-08-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
6 (13%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
13 (43%)
Strategic(s)
43%
13 (43%)

FAQ

When was August Equity founded?

August Equity was founded in 2001.

What type of investor is August Equity?

August Equity is a private equity firm.

Where is August Equity headquartered?

August Equity is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does August Equity have under management?

August Equity has 350M GBP under management.

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