Bridgepoint Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Bridgepoint has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Bridgepoint’s most common sectors for investment are business services (13%) and healthcare services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (42%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (33%). In total, Bridgepoint has invested in 5 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 (63%). Bridgepoint’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Pets at Home for $1.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity226
    • M&A Buy Activity141
    • M&A Sell Activity85
  • Total Sectors Invested 46
  • Total Countries Invested 17
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 68
  • M&A Advisors 77

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.8/yr) # 117 5 6 7 4 2 141
vol $17.5B $2.2B $1.2B $20.8B
Sell (4.4/yr) # 63 3 5 6 7 1 85
vol $13.9B $977M $993M $1.3B $1.5B $18.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Calypso Technology, Inc. 2021-03-22 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www2.calypso.com
Infinigate Holding AG 2021-03-15 - Secondary Buyout
Rotkreuz, Switzerland · www.infinigate.com
Prescient Healthcare Group (UK) Ltd. 2021-01-20 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.prescienthg.com
Seraphine Ltd. 2020-12-31 77M GBP Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.seraphine.com
Diagnostiskt Centrum Hud 2020-11-09 - Growth Capital
Stockholm, Sweden · www.diagnostisktcentrumhud.se
Beaba SAS 2020-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.beaba.com
Béaba Group 2020-10-12 - Secondary Buyout
Groissiat, France · www.beaba.com
Miya Group 2020-09-10 - Secondary Buyout
Madrid, Spain · www.miya-water.com
BigHand Ltd. 2020-08-28 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.bighand.com
Rovensa S.A. 2020-07-17 1.1B EUR Secondary Buyout
Lisbon, Portugal · www.rovensa.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Element Materials Technology BV 2015-12-17 Avomeen LLC 2021-02-03 14
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.element.com Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.avomeen.com
Element Materials Technology BV 2015-12-17 Analytical Lab Group 2020-07-27 13
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.element.com Eagan, Minnesota · www.analyticallabgroup.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
Element Materials Technology BV 2015-12-17 Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. - Computed Radiography 2019-06-20 12
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.element.com , Japan
PEI Media Group Ltd. 2018-06-08 Buyouts Insider 2019-04-08 1
London, United Kingdom · www.thisispei.com New York, New York
Element Materials Technology BV 2015-12-17 TÜV SÜD Melbourne 2017-04-03 11
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.element.com Melbourne, Florida
Element Materials Technology BV 2015-12-17 Germanischer Lloyd Prüflabor GmbH 2016-11-01 10
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.element.com Hamburg, Germany
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 (15%) 1.3B (15%) 17 (12%) 1.6B (8%)
Healthcare Services 6 (10%) 285M (3%) 15 (11%) 2.1B (11%)
Retail 6 (10%) 1.7B (19%) 9 (6%) 2.4B (12%)
Software 2 (3%) - 6 (4%) 447M (2%)
Life Science 3 (5%) - 6 (4%) 111M (1%)
Food 4 (7%) - 6 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (7%) 1.3B (15%) 5 (4%) 1.3B (6%)
Consumer Services 2 (3%) - 5 (4%) 231M (1%)
Restaurants 3 (5%) 385M (4%) 4 (3%) 1.6B (8%)
Financial Services 3 (5%) 326M (4%) 4 (3%) 444M (2%)
Machinery - - 4 (3%) 369M (2%)
Leisure - - 4 (3%) 139M (1%)
Education 2 (3%) 285M (3%) 3 (2%) 1.2B (6%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) 396M (2%)
Aerospace 1 (2%) 343M (4%) 3 (2%) 343M (2%)
Information Technology 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 65M (< 1%)
Distribution 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) 55M (< 1%)
Medical Products 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (2%) 1.0B (12%) 2 (1%) 2.1B (11%)
Manufacturing - - 2 (1%) 659M (3%)
Environmental 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 535M (3%)
Chemicals 1 (2%) 507M (6%) 2 (1%) 507M (3%)
E-Commerce 2 (3%) 277M (3%) 2 (1%) 277M (1%)
Staffing - - 2 (1%) 49M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (1%) 41M (< 1%)
Publishing 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) 37M (< 1%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (1%) -
Marine - - 2 (1%) -
Franchising - - 1 (1%) 563M (3%)
Media - - 1 (1%) 556M (3%)
Agriculture - - 1 (1%) 514M (3%)
Gaming 1 (2%) 506M (6%) 1 (1%) 506M (3%)
Renewable Energy 1 (2%) 451M (5%) 1 (1%) 451M (2%)
Infrastructure - - 1 (1%) 224M (1%)
Automotive - - 1 (1%) 179M (1%)
Packaging - - 1 (1%) 135M (1%)
Digital Media - - 1 (1%) 43M (< 1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Electronics 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Information Services 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Insurance 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 61 $8.6B 141 $20.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 19 (31%) 4.2B (49%) 60 (43%) 9.9B (49%)
France 17 (28%) 1.7B (20%) 31 (22%) 4.5B (22%)
Sweden 3 (5%) - 9 (6%) 832M (4%)
United States 6 (10%) 2.0B (23%) 8 (6%) 2.0B (10%)
  California 2 (3%) 1.5B (18%) 4 (3%) 1.5B (8%)
  Alabama 1 (2%) 285M (3%) 1 (1%) 285M (1%)
  Michigan 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Germany 2 (3%) - 6 (4%) -
Spain 2 (3%) 451M (5%) 4 (3%) 451M (2%)
Italy 2 (3%) - 4 (3%) 135M (1%)
Netherlands 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) 872M (4%)
Poland 2 (3%) 278M (3%) 3 (2%) 278M (1%)
Switzerland 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Finland 1 (2%) - 3 (2%) -
Turkey 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Norway 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Austria - - 1 (1%) 659M (3%)
Portugal - - 1 (1%) 514M (3%)
Belgium - - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 19 (31%) 4.2B (49%) 60 (43%) 9.9B (49%)
Cross-border 42 (69%) 4.4B (51%) 81 (57%) 10.2B (51%)
Total 61 $8.6B 141 $20.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 34 (56%) 7.6B (91%) 58 (41%) 11.3B (57%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (13%) 605M (7%) 46 (33%) 4.3B (22%)
Divestiture 5 (8%) 147M (2%) 15 (11%) 2.2B (11%)
Stake Purchase 7 (11%) - 11 (8%) 1.2B (6%)
Growth Capital 7 (11%) - 8 (6%) -
Going Private - - 2 (1%) 680M (3%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (1%) -
Total 61 $8.3B 141 $19.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 53 (62%) 9.8B (53%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (16%) 5.8B (31%)
Trade Sale 13 (15%) 2.8B (15%)
Divestiture 2 (2%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) 206M (1%)
IPO 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 85 $18.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
25
Lazard Ltd.
6
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
6
Legal Deals
Travers Smith LLP
31
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 Ltd.
$1.5B (2010-01-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
43%
60 (43%)
Strategic(s)
11%
16 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
64%
54 (64%)
Strategic(s)
34%
29 (34%)

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