Azini Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Azini Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (23%) and technology hardware (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (50%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%). In total, Azini Capital Partners has invested in 4 US states and 4 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Azini Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (87%). Azini Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Shazam Entertainment for $400M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 1

Azini Capital Partners

10 Argyll Street,
London, W1F 7TQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 207 319 3900
www.azini.com
info@azini.com

Azini Capital Partners LLP is a private investment group focused acquiring secondary interests in growth-oriented companies. The Firm looks to acquire minority positions (> 15%) in companies with at least $10 million in revenue. The Firm prefers acquiring interests in tech-oriented or tech-enabled companies. Azini Capital was established in 2004 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Metals/Mining, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Stake Purchase

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 18 - - - - - 18
Sell (0.6/yr) # 12 - 1 - 1 1 15
vol $686M $400M $1.1B
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cluster Seven Services Ltd. 2020-01-29 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.clusterseven.com
Corvil Ltd. 2019-07-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.corvil.com
Shazam Entertainment Ltd. 2017-12-11 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.shazam.com
Cluster Seven Services Ltd. 2015-11-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.clusterseven.com
incadea plc 2014-12-18 187M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Munich, Germany · www.incadea.com
1Spatial Plc 2014-09-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.1spatial.com
Kalibrate Technologies Ltd. 2014-09-01 - Stake Purchase
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.kalibrate.com
Mobixell Networks, Inc. 2014-01-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Edison, New Jersey · www.mobixell.com
OB10 Ltd. 2013-10-16 154M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.ob10.com
Digital Fuel SV LLC 2013-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.digitalfuel.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 2 (25%) - 4 (22%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (25%) - 4 (22%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 3 (17%) -
Software 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Communications - - 1 (6%) -
Information Services 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (6%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 - 18 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (75%) - 10 (56%) -
United States 1 (13%) - 6 (33%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 3 (17%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (6%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (6%) -
Germany 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 - 18 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 1 (13%) - 9 (50%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (38%) - 5 (28%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (25%) - 2 (11%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 - 18 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (53%) 899M (83%)
Trade Sale 5 (33%) 68M (6%)
Secondary Sale 2 (13%) 119M (11%)
Total 15 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Mayer Brown
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $741M
< $100M 6 $345M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
$400M (2017-12-11)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
7%
1 7%
Strategic(s)
93%
13 93%

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