Bregal Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Bregal Investments’ most common sectors for investment areeducation (14%) and insurance (14%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and secondary buyout (19%). In total, Bregal Investments has invested in 1 US state and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired ERS Insurance for $456M.

In the last 3 years, Bregal Investments has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). Bregal Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold ERS Insurance for $877M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity37
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 5

Bregal Investments LLP

81 Fulham Road 3rd Floor,
London, SW3 6RD
United Kingdom
+ 44 207 408 1663
www.bregal.com
info@bregal.com

Bregal Investments LLP is a private equity firm focused on buyouts and growth capital financings of middle-market companies. Bregal Investments targets equity investments between €30 and €150 million in companies valued in excess of €75 million. Bregal is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Retail, Software, Staffing, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 30 150
Enterprise Value 75 -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 21 - - - - - 21
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 9 5 1 1 - - 16
vol $1.8B $310M $2.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
gabocom Ltd. 2019-10-02 310M USD Add-on Acquisition
Suffolk, United Kingdom · www.gabocom.co.uk
Cognita Schools Ltd. 2018-09-03 - Secondary Buyout
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.cognita.com
Reconomy 2017-08-16 - Secondary Buyout
Shropshire, United Kingdom · www.reconomy.com
proALPHA Software AG 2017-08-08 - Secondary Buyout
Weilerbach, Germany · www.proalpha.de
BlueStep Bank AB 2017-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.bluestep.se
QA Ltd. 2017-06-19 - Secondary Buyout
Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.qa.com
The Danwood Group Ltd. 2017-03-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Lincoln, United Kingdom · www.danwood.co.uk
Aurigen Capital Ltd. 2016-10-20 285M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Hamilton, Bermuda · www.aurigenre.com
M Group Services Ltd. 2016-07-21 - Secondary Buyout
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.mgroupservices.com
Studialis 2015-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.studialisedu.net
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Whittan Group 2015-06-02 APEX Linvar 2015-11-06 1
Shropshire, United Kingdom · www.whittan.com Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.apexlinvar.co.uk
FiveTen Group Ltd. 2006-08-01 Antal Russia 2008-03-01 5
London, United Kingdom · www.fivetengroup.com Kazan, Russia · www.antalrussia.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance - - 3 (14%) 456M (39%)
Education - - 3 (14%) -
Manufacturing 2 (40%) 230M (45%) 2 (10%) 230M (20%)
Automotive 1 (20%) - 2 (10%) -
Business Services - - 2 (10%) -
Retail 1 (20%) 282M (55%) 1 (5%) 282M (24%)
Utilities - - 1 (5%) 208M (18%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (5%) -
Environmental - - 1 (5%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (5%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (5%) -
Staffing 1 (20%) - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (5%) -
Total 5 $512M 21 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (50%) 230M (45%) 13 (59%) 893M (76%)
Germany 2 (33%) 282M (55%) 3 (14%) 282M (24%)
France - - 2 (9%) -
United States 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (5%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (5%) -
Sweden - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 3 (50%) 230M (45%) 13 (59%) 893M (76%)
Cross-border 3 (50%) 282M (55%) 9 (41%) 282M (24%)
Total 6 $512M 22 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) 230M (45%) 11 (50%) 438M (37%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (50%) 282M (55%) 4 (18%) 282M (24%)
Growth Capital - - 3 (14%) -
Going Private - - 1 (5%) 456M (39%)
Consolidation - - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (5%) -
Venture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 6 $512M 22 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (44%) 203M (10%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (25%) 1.9B (90%)
Trade Sale 3 (19%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (6%) -
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $2.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Altium Capital Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1
Kaye Scholer LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest ERS Insurance
$456M (2005-07-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $2.1B
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest ERS Insurance
$877M (2007-01-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
23%
5 (23%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
44%
7 (44%)
Strategic(s)
44%
7 (44%)

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