M&A Deal Summary

Bridgepoint Acquires HKA

On December 20, 2016, private equity firm Bridgepoint acquired business services company HKA from Hill International for 147M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 11th transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 41st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 51st transaction in the United Kingdom.
Investment Fate
  • HKA was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2022.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-12-20
Target HKA
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) Bridgepoint
Sellers(s) Hill International
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 147M USD

Target

HKA

Warrington, United Kingdom
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HKA is a global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi-disciplinary expertise to provide a comprehensive set of specialist services. HKA was formed in 2016 and is based in Warrington, United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Bridgepoint

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 28.2B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bridgepoint is a large European private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies across a broad range of industries with an enterprise value of €200 - €1000 million. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, buy-ins, growth financings, consolidations, and take privates. The firms invest in the range of €75 - €400 million transaction. Bridgepoint Development Capital specializes in investments in businesses valued up to a €150 million, taking equity stakes of between €10 million and €75 million. General sectors of interest include consumer products and services, retail, financial services, healthcare, media, technology, industrials, and business services. Bridgepoint was formed in 1984 and has offices in London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 113 of 175
Sector (Business Services) 11 of 20
Type (Divestiture) 14 of 19
Country (United Kingdom) 51 of 76
Year (2016) 9 of 9
Size (of disclosed) 41 of 59
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-12-13 Phlexglobal

Chesham, United Kingdom

Phlexglobal is a provider of technology enabled document management solutions and other support services to the global clinical research market. Phlexglobal was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Chesham, United Kingdom.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-01-01 Seraphine

London, United Kingdom

Seraphine is a maternity wear brand that designs fashionable maternity clothes that are sold online to customers across the globe, supported by stores in major international cities. The business' deep design expertise and fashion credentials mean its products combine on-trend design with the more practical considerations unique to maternity wear. It operates in a niche distinct from both childcare product retailers and high street fashion chains and customers particularly value Seraphine's combination of style and practicality. Seraphine was formed in 2002 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Hill International

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1976
Sector Business Services
Revenue 377M USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Hill International is a professional services firm provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. Hill International was founded in 1976 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-04-15 IMS Proje Yonetimi ve Danismanlik AS

Istanbul, Turkey

IMS Proje Yonetimi ve Danismanlik AS is a firm that provides project management services for international developers, institutional investors and major retailers.

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