Baird Capital Partners Europe Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Baird Capital Partners Europe has invested in 3 companies.

Baird Capital Partners Europe’s most common sectors for investment arestaffing (13%) and healthcare services (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and growth capital (30%). In total, Baird Capital Partners Europe has invested in 5 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 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (64%). 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 Activity77
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity30
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • M&A Advisors 1

Baird Capital Partners Europe

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, Nordic

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 41 3 - 1 2 - 47
vol $332M $332M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 23 - 2 3 2 - 30
vol $417M $417M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CAV Systems Group Ltd. 2023-09-06 - Trade Sale
Consett, United Kingdom · www.caviceprotection.com
JMAN Group Pvt. Ltd. 2023-06-01 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.jmangroup.com
FreemarketFX Ltd. 2023-05-23 - Growth Capital
SE1 0HS, Ireland · www.wearefreemarket.com
bfinance UK Ltd. 2023-02-14 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.bfinance.co.uk
R2integrated 2022-12-15 - Trade Sale
Baltimore, Maryland · www.r2integrated.com
Crisp Thinking Group Ltd. 2022-05-31 - Trade Sale
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.crispthinking.com
Nigel Wright Consultancy Ltd. 2022-02-03 - Sold to Management
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · www.nigelwright.com
Subsea Technology & Rentals 2022-01-18 - Growth Capital
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.str-subsea.com
Collingwood Lighting 2021-02-16 - Secondary Sale
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom · www.collingwoodlighting.com
Prescient Healthcare Group (UK) Ltd. 2021-01-20 - Secondary Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.prescienthg.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Staffing 1 (13%) - 6 (13%) 8M (2%)
Healthcare Services 1 (13%) - 5 (11%) -
Information Technology 2 (25%) - 4 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 3 (6%) 43M (13%)
Medical Products - - 3 (6%) -
Aerospace 1 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Automotive - - 2 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 2 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (4%) -
Software - - 2 (4%) -
Transportation - - 2 (4%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) 176M (53%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (2%) 91M (28%)
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) 14M (4%)
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Marine 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Media - - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (2%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (2%) -
Utilities - - 1 (2%) -
Total 8 - 47 $332M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (63%) - 33 (70%) 65M (19%)
Germany - - 6 (13%) 176M (53%)
United States 2 (25%) - 5 (11%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
  California 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
France - - 2 (4%) 91M (28%)
Ireland 1 (13%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 5 (63%) - 33 (70%) 65M (19%)
Cross-border 3 (38%) - 14 (30%) 267M (81%)
Total 8 - 47 $332M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 27 (57%) 156M (47%)
Growth Capital 7 (88%) - 14 (30%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (4%) 176M (53%)
Divestiture 1 (13%) - 2 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 8 - 47 $332M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 10 (33%) 123M (30%)
Trade Sale 10 (33%) 50M (12%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 9 (30%) 244M (58%)
Sold to Management 1 (3%) -
Total 30 $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
Investor(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Strategic(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
10 (33%)
Strategic(s)
63%
19 (63%)

FAQ

When was Baird Capital Partners Europe founded?

Baird Capital Partners Europe was founded in 1971.

What type of investor is Baird Capital Partners Europe?

Baird Capital Partners Europe is a private equity firm.

Where is Baird Capital Partners Europe headquartered?

Baird Capital Partners Europe is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Baird Capital Partners Europe have under management?

Baird Capital Partners Europe has 2.5B USD under management.

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