BlueGem Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, BlueGem Capital Partners has acquired 10 companies.

BlueGem Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are retail (28%) and consumer products (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (64%) and secondary buyout (14%). In total, BlueGem Capital Partners has invested in 1 US state and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Liberty for $65M.

In the last 3 years, BlueGem Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is bankruptcy (34%). BlueGem Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Liberty for $462M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 Europe, primarily those based in the UK and Italy. BlueGem seeks majority or minority positions in both public and private companies valued greater than €500 million. The Firm looks to invest €20 – €75 million per transaction. Specific areas of interest include retail, consumer good/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 2007 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, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 75
Enterprise Value 50 300
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 9 3 5 1 3 1 22
vol $65M $65M
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - - 3 - 3
vol $462M $462M
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Beaba SAS 2020-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.beaba.com
Mamas & Papas (Retail) Ltd. 2019-11-11 - Special Situations/Distressed
Huddersfield, United Kingdom · www.mamasandpapas.co.uk
Mamas & Papas (Retail) Ltd. 2019-11-08 - Bankruptcy
Huddersfield, United Kingdom · www.mamasandpapas.co.uk
Pool Service SRL 2019-07-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bolladello di Cairate, Italy · www.mypoolservice.it
Liberty PLC 2019-07-19 462M GBP Recapitalization
London, United Kingdom · www.liberty.co.uk
Lightmakers B.V. 2019-05-29 - Secondary Buyout
Noordwijk, Netherlands · www.light-living.co.uk
Crafts Group Ltd. 2019-02-13 - Secondary Buyout
Illzach, New Jersey · www.dmc.com
Iconic London 2018-07-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.iconiclondoninc.com
QMS Medicosmetics GmbH 2017-10-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Teningen-Nimburg, Germany · www.qmsmedicosmetics.de
Dr. Vranjes Srl 2017-07-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Firenze FI, Italy · www.drvranjes.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Pool Service SRL 2019-07-30 Panzeri Diffusion 2020-10-12 1
Bolladello di Cairate, Italy · www.mypoolservice.it Malnate, Italy
Lightmakers B.V. 2019-05-29 Parlane Living Ltd. 2020-06-03 1
Noordwijk, Netherlands · www.light-living.co.uk Gloucestershire, United Kingdom · www.parlane.co.uk
Neomobile S.p.A. 2009-08-06 Onebip S.r.l 2016-05-11 1
Rome, Italy · www.neomobile.it Milan, Italy · www.onebip.com
Neomobile S.p.A. 2009-08-06 Trend Teknoloji Proje Gelistirme ve Ticaret A.S. 2011-06-01 1
Rome, Italy · www.neomobile.it Istanbul, Turkey · www.trend-tech.net

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail 4 (24%) - 6 (27%) 65M (100%)
Consumer Products 4 (24%) - 4 (18%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
Restaurants 2 (12%) - 2 (9%) -
Automotive - - 1 (5%) -
Communications 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 - 22 $65M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 7 (41%) - 10 (45%) 65M (100%)
Italy 4 (24%) - 5 (23%) -
France 2 (12%) - 3 (14%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (5%) -
United States 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Germany 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Spain 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Netherlands 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 7 (41%) - 10 (45%) 65M (100%)
Cross-border 10 (59%) - 12 (55%) -
Total 17 - 22 $65M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (71%) - 14 (64%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (12%) - 3 (14%) -
Going Private - - 1 (5%) 65M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (5%) -
PIPE 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 17 - 22 $65M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Recapitalization 1 (33%) 462M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $462M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

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

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
5 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%

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