Baird Capital Partners Europe Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital Partners Europe has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Baird Capital Partners Europe’s most common sectors for investment are staffing (15%) and healthcare services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and growth capital (20%). In total, Baird Capital Partners Europe has invested in 4 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Zarges Tubesca for $176M.

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital Partners Europe has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (70%). Baird Capital Partners Europe’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold VENITI for $160M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity65
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 1

Baird Capital Partners Europe Ltd.

Finsbury Circus House, 15 Finsbury Circus,
London, EC2M 7EB
United Kingdom
+44 207 488 1212
www.bairdeurope.com/private-equity
aferguson@bcpe.co.uk

Baird Capital Partners Europe (BCPE) is the European private equity arm of Baird Private Equity. BCPE invests in lower middle-market companies generating revenues ranging from £10 and £100 million with an enterprise value of £10 - £50 million. Specific areas of interest include industrials, specialty consumer products, aerospace/defense, building materials, electrical equipment, oil/gas equipment, medical devices/equipment, human capital services, transaction processing, process outsourcing, professional/technical services, facilities management, environmental/waste, and marketing services. BCPE looks to invest between £5 and £20 million per transaction. Baird Capital Partners Europe was formed in 1971 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Medical Products, Renewable Energy, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 20
Enterprise Value 10 50
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 33 3 3 3 - - 42
vol $332M $332M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 16 2 1 2 2 - 23
vol $117M $123M $160M $17M $417M
  65

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Clearwater Group Ltd. 2019-05-21 17M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Napton Holt, United Kingdom · www.clearwatergroup.co.uk
Hopebridge LLC 2019-05-06 - Secondary Buyout
Kokomo, Indiana · www.hopebridge.com
Crisp Thinking Group Ltd. 2018-10-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leeds, United Kingdom · wwww.crispthinking.com
VENITI, Inc. 2018-08-08 160M USD Add-on Acquisition
St. Louis, Missouri · www.veniti.com
Collingwood Lighting 2018-07-24 - Growth Capital
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom · www.collingwoodlighting.com
ReMed Recovery Care Centers LLC 2018-02-05 - Divestiture
Paoli, Pennsylvania · www.remed.com
Zarges Tubesca GmbH 2018-01-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Weilheim , Germany · www.zarges.de
SGX Sensortech Ltd. 2017-12-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.sgxsensortech.com
Hopebridge LLC 2017-11-15 - Growth Capital
Kokomo, Indiana · www.hopebridge.com
Prescient Healthcare Group (UK) Ltd. 2017-07-27 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.prescienthg.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gabbro Precision Ltd. 2007-12-01 Midland Precision Ltd. 2012-02-08 1
Sheffield , United Kingdom · www.gabbroprecision.com Peckleton, United Kingdom · www.mid-precision-ltd.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Staffing 2 (18%) - 6 (14%) 8M (2%)
Healthcare Services 1 (9%) - 5 (12%) -
Medical Products - - 3 (7%) -
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (5%) -
Software 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Transportation - - 2 (5%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) 176M (53%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) 91M (28%)
Business Services - - 1 (2%) 43M (13%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) 14M (4%)
Aerospace 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 42 $332M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (73%) - 29 (69%) 65M (19%)
Germany - - 6 (14%) 176M (53%)
United States 2 (18%) - 4 (10%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
France - - 2 (5%) 91M (28%)
Malaysia 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 8 (73%) - 29 (69%) 65M (19%)
Cross-border 3 (27%) - 13 (31%) 267M (81%)
Total 11 - 42 $332M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (36%) - 27 (64%) 156M (47%)
Growth Capital 5 (45%) - 8 (19%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (5%) 176M (53%)
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Going Private 1 (9%) - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 11 - 42 $332M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (39%) 244M (58%)
Secondary Sale 7 (30%) 123M (30%)
Trade Sale 7 (30%) 50M (12%)
Total 23 $417M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Smith Square Partners LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $176M
< $100M 4 $156M
TOTAL $332M
Largest Zarges Tubesca GmbH
$176M (2007-01-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $283M
< $100M 3 $134M
TOTAL $417M
Largest VENITI, Inc.
$160M (2018-08-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
36%
9 36%
Strategic(s)
64%
16 64%

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