BlueGem Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, BlueGem Capital Partners has acquired 4 companies.

BlueGem Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (28%) and retail (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (56%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, BlueGem Capital Partners has invested in 1 US state and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Liberty Retail for $65M.

In the last 3 years, BlueGem Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). BlueGem Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Liberty Retail for $462M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 16

BlueGem Capital Partners

Eagle House, 5th Floor, 108-110 Jermyn Street,
London, SW1Y 6EE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7647 9710
www.bluegemcp.com
enquiries@bluegemcp.com

BlueGem Capital Partners LLP is an independent private equity firm that invests in mid-market European businesses in Europe, primarily those based in the UK and Italy. The Firm looks to invest €30 – €60 million per transaction. Specific areas of interest include retail, consumer goods/brands, wholesale distribution, and business services. Types of transactions include growth capital financings, MBOs, MBIs, and replacement capital. BlueGem Capital Partners LLP was spin-off of Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. BlueGem Capital Partners LLP was formed in 2006 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 200
Target EBITDA 5 20
Investment Size 30 60
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 20 1 1 3 - - 25
vol $65M $65M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 - - - - 2 7
vol $462M $462M
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Beautynova S.p.A. 2024-03-18 - Secondary Sale
Milan, Italy · www.beautynovaelite.com
Dr. Vranjes Firenze S.p.A. 2024-01-04 - Trade Sale
Firenze FI, Italy · www.drvranjes.com
Petromax GmbH 2022-09-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Magdeburg, Germany · www.petromax.de
Nutrimuscle 2022-07-12 - Divestiture
Paris, France · www.nutrimuscle.com
FoodBox S.A. 2022-06-08 - Secondary Buyout
Madrid, Spain · www.foodbox.es
Ecooking A/S 2021-04-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bjert, Denmark · www.ecooking.com
Beaba SAS 2020-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.beaba.com
Mamas & Papas (Retail) Ltd. 2019-11-11 - Special Situations/Distressed
London, United Kingdom · www.mamasandpapas.co.uk
Mamas & Papas (Retail) Ltd. 2019-11-08 - Bankruptcy
London, United Kingdom · www.mamasandpapas.co.uk
Jack Wills Ltd. 2019-08-01 - Bankruptcy
Greenford, United Kingdom · www.jackwills.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 6 (55%) - 7 (28%) -
Retail 1 (9%) - 5 (20%) 65M (100%)
Business Services 1 (9%) - 3 (12%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (8%) -
Restaurants 2 (18%) - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 - 25 $65M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 2 (18%) - 9 (36%) 65M (100%)
Italy - - 5 (20%) -
France 3 (27%) - 4 (16%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (4%) -
Germany 2 (18%) - 2 (8%) -
Spain 2 (18%) - 2 (8%) -
Denmark 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Netherlands 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
United States - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 2 (18%) - 9 (36%) 65M (100%)
Cross-border 9 (82%) - 16 (64%) -
Total 11 - 25 $65M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (55%) - 14 (56%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (27%) - 4 (16%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (8%) -
Going Private - - 1 (4%) 65M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (9%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 11 - 25 $65M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (43%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (29%) -
Recapitalization 1 (14%) 462M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $462M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
1
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Deloitte
1
Legal Deals
Baker & McKenzie
2
Latham & Watkins
2
CMS Legal Services EEIG
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $65M
TOTAL $65M
Largest Liberty Retail Ltd.
$65M (2010-06-28)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $462M
TOTAL $462M
Largest Liberty Retail Ltd.
$462M (2019-07-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
5 (20%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
14%
1 (14%)

FAQ

When was BlueGem Capital Partners founded?

BlueGem Capital Partners was founded in 2006.

What type of investor is BlueGem Capital Partners?

BlueGem Capital Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is BlueGem Capital Partners headquartered?

BlueGem Capital Partners is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does BlueGem Capital Partners have under management?

BlueGem Capital Partners has 1.0B EUR under management.

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