Better Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Better Capital’s most common sectors for investment are aerospace (13%) and information technology (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (32%). In total, Better Capital has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2015 when it acquired CAV Aerospace for $62M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (29%). Better Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Santia for $72M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 1

Better Capital LLP

PO Box 286 Floor 2 Trafalgar Court Les Banques St Peter Port,
Guernsey, GY1 4LY
United Kingdom
+44 1481 742 742
www.bettercapital.gg
info@bettercapital.gg

Better Capital LLP is a private investment firm specializing in acquiring operational and acquisition turnaround of underperforming middle-market companies located in the UK and Ireland. The Firm looks to invest £50 million in companies with revenues between £25 and £500 million. Better Capital is a consultant to the general partners of BECAP Fund LP and BECAP12 Fund LP. The Firm was formed in 2009 and is based in Guernsey.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Distribution, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 25 500
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 16 - - - - - 16
vol $145M $145M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $91M $91M
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Santia Ltd. 2015-12-02 72M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Caerphilly, United Kingdom · www.santia.co.uk
Fairline Boats Ltd 2015-12-02 - Bankruptcy
Oundle, United Kingdom · www.fairline.com
Calyx Managed Services 2015-04-02 18M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.calyxms.com
CAV Aerospace 2015-03-20 62M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
County Durham, United Kingdom · www.cav-aerospace.net
City Link Ltd. 2015-01-02 - Bankruptcy
Baginton, United Kingdom · www.city-link.co.uk
iNTERTAIN Ltd. 2014-11-10 31M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.intertainuk.com
Reader's Digest UK 2014-02-16 - Unknown
London, United Kingdom · www.readersdigest.co.uk
City Link Ltd. 2013-04-29 2M GBP Divestiture
Baginton, United Kingdom · www.city-link.co.uk
ATH Resources Plc 2013-03-01 - Unknown
Doncaster, United Kingdom · www.ath.co.uk
Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd 2012-04-16 - Special Situations/Distressed
London, United Kingdom · www.m.jaeger.co.uk
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) 2011-12-24 OfficeTeam Group Ltd. 2014-07-24 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom Croydon, United Kingdom · www.officeteam.co.uk
m-hance 2010-09-10 Maxima Business Solutions Division 2012-02-29 1
Stockport, United Kingdom · www.m-hance.com Cheltenham, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace - - 2 (13%) 92M (64%)
Information Technology 1 (25%) - 2 (13%) -
Leisure - - 1 (6%) 31M (21%)
Publishing - - 1 (6%) 20M (14%)
Transportation - - 1 (6%) 2M (1%)
Building Materials 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Distribution 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Diversified - - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (6%) -
Marine - - 1 (6%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (6%) -
Retail - - 1 (6%) -
Software 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 16 $145M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 4 (100%) - 15 (94%) 114M (100%)
France - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 4 (100%) - 15 (94%) 114M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 16 $114M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (75%) - 7 (44%) 92M (64%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 5 (31%) 51M (35%)
Divestiture - - 2 (13%) 2M (1%)
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 16 $145M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Bankruptcy 2 (29%) -
Unknown 2 (29%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) 72M (80%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) 18M (20%)
Secondary Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $91M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Olswang LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 5 $145M
TOTAL $145M
Largest CAV Aerospace
$62M (2015-03-20)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $91M
TOTAL $91M
Largest Santia Ltd.
$72M (2015-12-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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