Bestport Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Bestport Capital’s most common sectors for investment are education (25%) and internet software and services (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (50%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Oracle Care & Education for $9M.

In the last 3 years, Bestport Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Bestport Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Lewmar for $55M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Bestport Capital LLP

42 Upper Berkeley Street,
London, W1H 5QL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 3752 6606
www.bestport.co.uk

Bestport Capital LLP is a private equity group focused on buyout and growth investments in the UK. The Firm seeks to assist investee companies with key strategic and operational issues, and only backs experienced management teams. Bestport Capital was established in 2005 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Medical Products, Software, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 2 7
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
vol $9M $9M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 1 - - 1 - 2
vol $55M $55M
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lewmar Ltd. 2019-06-12 55M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Havant, United Kingdom · www.lewmar.com
Nu-Heat UK Ltd. 2017-05-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Devon, United Kingdom · www.nu-heat.co.uk
Dot Net Solutions Ltd. 2016-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.dotnetsolutions.co.uk
Rest Easy Group Ltd. 2015-12-01 - Growth Capital
Hatfields, United Kingdom · www.snaptrip.com
Lewmar Ltd. 2014-04-01 - Growth Capital
Havant, United Kingdom · www.lewmar.com
Oracle Care & Education Ltd. 2012-01-01 9M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Congleton, United Kingdom · www.oraclecare.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Education 1 (33%) 9M (100%) 1 (25%) 9M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Marine - - 1 (25%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (33%) - 1 (25%) -
Total 3 $9M 4 $9M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (100%) 9M (100%) 4 (100%) 9M (100%)
Total 3 $9M 4 $9M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) 9M (100%) 2 (50%) 9M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 2 (50%) -
Total 3 $9M 4 $9M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (100%) 55M (100%)
Total 2 $55M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $9M
TOTAL $9M
Largest Oracle Care & Education Ltd.
$9M (2012-01-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $55M
TOTAL $55M
Largest Lewmar Ltd.
$55M (2019-06-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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