Beringea Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Beringea has invested in 4 companies.

Beringea’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (14%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (53%) and venture (31%). In total, Beringea has invested in 8 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Young Innovations for $314M.

In the last 3 years, Beringea has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (73%). Beringea’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Ranir for $750M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity95
    • M&A Buy Activity73
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 36
  • M&A Advisors 1

Beringea LLP is a private equity firm focused on growth-oriented company investments in the Midwest US and the UK. Beringea looks to invest $2 to $15 million of equity or junior capital in profitable companies with up to $100 million in revenue. Funds are used to support business expansions and growth, ownership transitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and refinancings. The Firm does not have any sector preferences and generally seeks businesses with proven business models and defensible market positions. Beringea was formed in 1988 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Services, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Midwest US, United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 100
Target EBITDA 3 20
Investment Size 4 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 67 1 1 3 1 - 73
vol $455M $455M
Sell (2.8/yr) # 8 6 4 2 1 1 22
vol $256M $100M $17M $750M $600M $1.7B
  95

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
InTouch Health, Inc. 2020-01-12 600M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Barbara, California · www.intouch-health.com
Ranir LLC 2019-05-09 750M USD Add-on Acquisition
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.ranir.com
Fnatic Pty Ltd. 2019-05-01 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.fnatic.com
Avid Ratings 2018-09-04 - Venture
Madison, Wisconsin · www.avidratings.com
Popular Pays, Inc. 2018-08-07 - Venture
Chicago, Illinois · www.popularpays.com
Chargemaster plc 2018-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.chargemasterplc.com
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd. 2018-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Maidstone, United Kingdom · www.watchfinder.co.uk
mpb.com 2018-03-19 - Venture
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.mpb.com
Young Innovations, Inc. 2017-11-08 - Secondary Buyout
Algonquin, Illinois · www.ydnt.com
MatsSoft Ltd. 2017-08-07 17M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Bedford, United Kingdom · www.matssoft.co.uk
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 8 (17%) - 10 (14%) -
Medical Products 3 (7%) - 6 (8%) 314M (69%)
Business Services 5 (11%) - 6 (8%) -
Software 4 (9%) - 6 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (2%) - 5 (7%) -
Information Technology 2 (4%) - 5 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 4 (5%) -
Life Science 2 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Media 2 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Retail 1 (2%) 131M (100%) 2 (3%) 131M (29%)
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 2 (3%) 10M (2%)
Digital Media 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Services 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Marketing 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Automotive - - 1 (1%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (1%) -
Distribution 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Diversified 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Electronics - - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Restaurants 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $131M 73 $455M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 27 (59%) 131M (100%) 41 (56%) 131M (29%)
United States 19 (41%) - 31 (42%) 324M (71%)
  Michigan 8 (17%) - 17 (23%) 10M (2%)
  Illinois 5 (11%) - 6 (8%) 314M (69%)
  Wisconsin 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  New York 2 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  California - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 1 (1%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $131M 73 $455M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 25 (54%) - 38 (52%) -
Venture 15 (33%) - 22 (30%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (9%) - 5 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (4%) 131M (100%) 4 (5%) 141M (31%)
Going Private - - 1 (1%) 314M (69%)
Divestiture - - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (1%) -
Total 46 $131M 73 $455M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (55%) 1.6B (95%)
Trade Sale 5 (23%) 90M (5%)
Secondary Sale 5 (23%) -
Total 22 $1.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Marriott Harrison LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $445M
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $455M
Largest Young Innovations, Inc.
$314M (2013-01-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
< $100M 6 $243M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Ranir LLC
$750M (2019-05-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
30%
7 30%
Strategic(s)
70%
16 70%

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