Bregal Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Bregal Investments’ most common sectors for investment are business services (14%) and insurance (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (18%). In total, Bregal Investments has invested in 1 US state and 8 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 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). 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 Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 22 - - - - - 22
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 7 2 5 1 1 - 16
vol $1.5B $285M $310M $2.1B
  38

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
Rath House 55-65 Uxbridge Road, 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 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.studialis.fr
View All >>

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
FiveTen Group Ltd. 2006-08-01 EMR Search and Selection Ltd. 2008-01-01 4
London, United Kingdom · www.fivetengroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.theemrgroup.com
FiveTen Group Ltd. 2006-08-01 Laurence Simons International Group Ltd. 2007-06-01 3
London, United Kingdom · www.fivetengroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.laurencesimons.com
FiveTen Group Ltd. 2006-08-01 WH Recruitment Ltd. 2006-12-01 2
London, United Kingdom · www.fivetengroup.com Craigavon, United Kingdom
FiveTen Group Ltd. 2006-08-01 Greythorn Ltd. 2006-09-01 1
London, United Kingdom · www.fivetengroup.com London, United Kingdom · www.greythorn.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance - - 3 (14%) 456M (39%)
Business Services 1 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
Manufacturing 2 (33%) 230M (45%) 2 (9%) 230M (20%)
Automotive 1 (17%) - 2 (9%) -
Education - - 2 (9%) -
Retail 1 (17%) 282M (55%) 1 (5%) 282M (24%)
Utilities - - 1 (5%) 208M (18%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (5%) -
Environmental - - 1 (5%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (5%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (5%) -
Software - - 1 (5%) -
Staffing 1 (17%) - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (5%) -
Total 6 $512M 22 $1.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (43%) 230M (45%) 13 (57%) 893M (76%)
Germany 2 (29%) 282M (55%) 3 (13%) 282M (24%)
France - - 2 (9%) -
United States 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
  California 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Cyprus 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (4%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (4%) -
Sweden - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (43%) 230M (45%) 13 (57%) 893M (76%)
Cross-border 4 (57%) 282M (55%) 10 (43%) 282M (24%)
Total 7 $512M 23 $1.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) 230M (45%) 11 (48%) 438M (37%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (43%) 282M (55%) 4 (17%) 282M (24%)
Growth Capital - - 3 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (14%) - 2 (9%) -
Going Private - - 1 (4%) 456M (39%)
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Venture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 $512M 23 $1.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (50%) 203M (10%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (25%) 1.9B (90%)
Trade Sale 2 (13%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (6%) -
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $2.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Altium Capital Ltd.
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
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
PE Firm(s)
100%
8 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
10 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
6 38%

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