Bridgepoint Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Bridgepoint has acquired 17 companies. It has also invested in 11 others.

Bridgepoint’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (12%) and healthcare services (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, Bridgepoint has invested in 6 US states and 17 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Pubmaster Group for $1.2B.

In the last 3 years, Bridgepoint has exited 19 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (65%). Bridgepoint’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Pets at Home Group for $1.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity248
    • M&A Buy Activity156
    • M&A Sell Activity92
  • Total Sectors Invested 45
  • Total Countries Invested 17
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 70
  • M&A Advisors 89

Bridgepoint

95 Wigmore Street,
London, W1B 5AL
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7432 3500
www.bridgepoint.eu
london@bridgepoint.eu

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Publishing, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Staffing, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 75 400
Enterprise Value 200 1,000
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (6.8/yr) # 122 6 8 5 13 2 156
vol $19.6B $1.2B $20.8B
Sell (4.8/yr) # 68 5 6 6 3 4 92
vol $14.8B $993M $1.3B $1.5B $18.6B
  248

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MiQ Digital Ltd. 2022-09-13 - Secondary Buyout
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.wearemiq.com
HKA Global Ltd. 2022-04-30 - Secondary Buyout
Warrington, United Kingdom · www.hka.com
Inspired Thinking Group Ltd. 2022-03-28 - Secondary Buyout
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.teamitg.com
Groupe CIR 2022-03-28 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.groupecir.com
Element Materials Technology Group Ltd. 2022-01-25 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.element.com
FCG Risk & Compliance AB 2022-01-19 - Secondary Buyout
Stockholm, Sweden · www.fcg.global
Miller Homes Ltd. 2021-12-24 - Secondary Buyout
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.millerhomes.co.uk
Plug In Digital 2021-11-24 - Growth Capital
Montpellier, France · www.plugindigital.com
HTL SAS 2021-11-12 - Secondary Buyout
Javene, France · www.htlbiotech.com
PTV Planung Transport Verkehr GmbH 2021-10-19 - Divestiture
Karlsruhe, Germany · www.ptvgroup.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sportscape Group 2018-07-02 SportPursuit Ltd. 2022-06-28 1
Vendargues, France · www.privatesportshop.fr London, United Kingdom · www.sportpursuit.com
Anaveo SAS 2016-01-07 Azman Groupe 2020-02-17 1
d'Or, France · www.anaveo.com Maisons-Alfort, France · www.azmangroupe.fr
Wiggle Ltd. 2011-12-07 Bike24 GmbH 2019-09-20 1
Northarbour Spur Portsmouth, United Kingdom · www.wiggle.co.uk Dresden, Germany · www.bike24.com
Cambridge Education Group Ltd. 2013-12-04 CATS Colleges Holdings Ltd. 2019-07-09 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.cambridgeeducationgroup.com Beijing, China · www.catseducation.com
PEI Media Group Ltd. 2018-06-08 Buyouts Insider 2019-04-08 1
London, United Kingdom · www.thisispei.com New York, New York
THOM Europe SAS 2010-10-15 Stroili Oro Group SpA 2016-07-15 1
Paris, France · www.marc-orian.fr Amaro, Italy · www.stroilioro.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 9 (13%) 1.2B (18%) 18 (12%) 1.6B (8%)
Healthcare Services 7 (10%) 285M (4%) 16 (10%) 2.1B (11%)
Retail 5 (7%) 1.7B (26%) 10 (6%) 2.4B (12%)
Software 4 (6%) - 8 (5%) 447M (2%)
Food 5 (7%) - 7 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (7%) 1.3B (20%) 6 (4%) 1.3B (6%)
Life Science 2 (3%) - 6 (4%) 111M (1%)
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 5 (3%) 409M (2%)
Restaurants 3 (4%) 385M (6%) 4 (3%) 1.6B (8%)
Education 3 (4%) 285M (4%) 4 (3%) 1.2B (6%)
Financial Services 3 (4%) 326M (5%) 4 (3%) 444M (2%)
Aerospace 1 (1%) 343M (5%) 4 (3%) 427M (2%)
Leisure - - 4 (3%) 139M (1%)
Information Technology 2 (3%) - 4 (3%) 65M (< 1%)
Real Estate - - 3 (2%) 2.1B (11%)
Environmental 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) 535M (3%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) 396M (2%)
Machinery - - 3 (2%) 285M (1%)
Distribution 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) 55M (< 1%)
Digital Media 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) 43M (< 1%)
Marketing 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (1%) 659M (3%)
Agriculture 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 514M (3%)
Chemicals 1 (1%) 507M (8%) 2 (1%) 507M (3%)
E-Commerce 2 (3%) 277M (4%) 2 (1%) 277M (1%)
Staffing - - 2 (1%) 49M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (1%) 41M (< 1%)
Publishing 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) 37M (< 1%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (1%) -
Marine - - 2 (1%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) 563M (3%)
Media - - 1 (1%) 556M (3%)
Gaming - - 1 (1%) 506M (3%)
Renewable Energy - - 1 (1%) 451M (2%)
Infrastructure - - 1 (1%) 224M (1%)
Packaging - - 1 (1%) 135M (1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Services 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 67 $6.5B 156 $20.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 25 (37%) 3.2B (49%) 67 (43%) 9.7B (49%)
France 16 (24%) 1.2B (18%) 33 (21%) 4.5B (22%)
Sweden 4 (6%) - 11 (7%) 832M (4%)
United States 6 (9%) 1.8B (28%) 10 (6%) 2.1B (10%)
  California 3 (4%) 1.5B (24%) 5 (3%) 1.6B (8%)
  Alabama 1 (1%) 285M (4%) 1 (1%) 285M (1%)
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Michigan 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) 179M (1%)
  New York - - 1 (1%) -
Germany 2 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
Spain 2 (3%) - 5 (3%) 451M (2%)
Italy 1 (1%) - 4 (3%) 135M (1%)
Netherlands 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) 872M (4%)
Poland 2 (3%) 278M (4%) 3 (2%) 278M (1%)
Switzerland 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Finland 1 (1%) - 3 (2%) -
Turkey 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Norway 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Austria - - 1 (1%) 659M (3%)
Portugal - - 1 (1%) 514M (3%)
Belgium - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 25 (37%) 3.2B (49%) 67 (43%) 9.7B (49%)
Cross-border 42 (63%) 3.3B (51%) 89 (57%) 10.3B (51%)
Total 67 $6.5B 156 $20.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 37 (55%) 6.1B (98%) 65 (42%) 11.3B (57%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (9%) 154M (2%) 48 (31%) 4.3B (22%)
Divestiture 5 (7%) - 16 (10%) 2.2B (11%)
Stake Purchase 8 (12%) - 12 (8%) 1.2B (6%)
Growth Capital 11 (16%) - 12 (8%) -
Going Private - - 2 (1%) 680M (3%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (1%) -
Total 67 $6.2B 156 $19.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 59 (64%) 9.8B (53%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (15%) 5.8B (31%)
Trade Sale 14 (15%) 2.8B (15%)
Divestiture 2 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) 206M (1%)
IPO 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 92 $18.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
25
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
7
Jefferies LLC
7
Legal Deals
Travers Smith LLP
33
Linklaters LLP
10
Clifford Chance LLP
10

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $5.7B
$100M to $1B 39 $14.3B
< $100M 13 $815M
TOTAL $20.8B
Largest Pubmaster Group Ltd.
$1.2B (2000-11-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $6.4B
$100M to $1B 26 $12.2B
< $100M 2 $123M
TOTAL $18.6B
Largest Pets at Home Group Plc
$1.5B (2010-01-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
44%
68 (44%)
Strategic(s)
11%
17 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
66%
61 (66%)
Strategic(s)
33%
30 (33%)

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