BlueGem Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, BlueGem Capital Partners has acquired 5 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.

The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). 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 Activity30
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 9

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, Scandinavia

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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 17 3 1 1 3 - 25
vol $65M $65M
Sell (1.0/yr) # - 5 - - - - 5
vol $462M $462M
  30

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Beautynova S.p.A. 2019-07-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milan, Italy · www.beautynovaelite.com
Liberty Retail Ltd. 2019-07-19 462M GBP Recapitalization
London, United Kingdom · www.liberty.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 7 (54%) - 7 (28%) -
Retail 2 (15%) - 5 (20%) 65M (100%)
Business Services 1 (8%) - 3 (12%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 2 (8%) -
Restaurants 2 (15%) - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 25 $65M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 2 (15%) - 9 (36%) 65M (100%)
Italy 2 (15%) - 5 (20%) -
France 3 (23%) - 4 (16%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (4%) -
Germany 2 (15%) - 2 (8%) -
Spain 2 (15%) - 2 (8%) -
Denmark 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Netherlands 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
United States - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 2 (15%) - 9 (36%) 65M (100%)
Cross-border 11 (85%) - 16 (64%) -
Total 13 - 25 $65M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (62%) - 14 (56%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (23%) - 4 (16%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (8%) -
Going Private - - 1 (4%) 65M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 13 - 25 $65M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Bankruptcy 2 (40%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) -
Recapitalization 1 (20%) 462M (100%)
Total 5 $462M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Oaklins France
1
Alvarez & Marsal
1
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Baker & McKenzie LLP
2
Ernst & Young - Law
1
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)
60%
3 (60%)

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