Bridgepoint Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Bridgepoint has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Bridgepoint’s most common sectors for investment are business services (12%) and healthcare services (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (41%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). 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 12 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (59%). 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 Activity210
    • M&A Buy Activity135
    • M&A Sell Activity75
  • Total Sectors Invested 44
  • Total Countries Invested 17
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 65
  • M&A Advisors 75

Bridgepoint

95 Wigmore Street,
London, W1B 5AL
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7432 3500
www.bridgepoint.eu
info@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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 107 8 4 6 7 3 135
vol $16.5B $505M $2.2B $1.2B $20.3B
Sell (4.4/yr) # 53 9 3 5 5 - 75
vol $12.6B $1.3B $977M $993M $1.3B $17.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Compagnie Europeenne de Prevoyance SAS 2020-05-27 - Secondary Buyout
Nantes, France
Cyrus Conseil 2020-03-31 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.cyrusconseil.fr
Pharmazell GmbH 2020-02-14 - Secondary Buyout
Raubling, Germany · www.pharmazell-group.com
Oris Dental Holding AS 2019-12-19 - Growth Capital
Trondheim, Norway · www.orisdental.no
Biscuit International 2019-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.biscuitinternational.com
Agence K 2019-10-30 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.agence-k.fr
Vermaat Groep B.V. 2019-10-07 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.vermaatgroep.nl
Moria S.A. 2019-08-02 - Secondary Buyout
Antony, France · www.moria-surgical.com
Estera Group Services Limited 2019-07-19 - Divestiture
Belfast, Ireland · www.estera.com
QualiTest Group 2019-07-10 - Secondary Buyout
Fairfield, Connecticut · www.qualitestgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Anaveo SAS 2016-01-07 Azman Groupe 2020-02-17 1
d'Or, France · www.anaveo.com Maisons-Alfort, France · www.azmangroupe.fr
QualiTest Group 2019-07-10 AlgoTrace LLC 2019-12-12 1
Fairfield, Connecticut · www.qualitestgroup.com Beit Dagan, Israel · www.algotrace.com
BigHand Ltd. 2012-05-21 PayneGroup, Inc. 2019-11-21 1
London , United Kingdom · www.bighand.com Seattle, Washington · www.thepaynegroup.com
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 10
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
Safety Technology Holdings, Inc. 2018-02-12 OpTek Ltd. 2019-02-01 1
Plymouth, Michigan · www.stholdingsinc.com Greenville, South Carolina · www.opteksystems.com
Element Materials Technology BV 2015-12-17 vohtec Qualitätssicherung GmbH 2018-07-02 9
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.element.com Aalen, Germany · www.vohtec.de
A-Katsastus Oy 2005-11-17 Carspect AB 2018-06-04 3
Vantaai, Finland · www.a-katsastus.fi Bromma, Sweden · www.carspect.se

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 10 (16%) 1.3B (15%) 15 (11%) 1.6B (8%)
Healthcare Services 5 (8%) 285M (3%) 14 (10%) 2.1B (11%)
Retail 6 (9%) 1.7B (19%) 9 (7%) 2.4B (12%)
Software 4 (6%) 75M (1%) 6 (4%) 447M (2%)
Consumer Services 3 (5%) - 6 (4%) 231M (1%)
Food 4 (6%) - 6 (4%) -
Life Science 2 (3%) - 5 (4%) 111M (1%)
Restaurants 3 (5%) 385M (4%) 4 (3%) 1.6B (8%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (6%) 1.3B (15%) 4 (3%) 1.3B (7%)
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%)
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%)
Media - - 2 (1%) 556M (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%)
Information Technology - - 2 (1%) 65M (< 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%)
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%)
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 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 64 $8.7B 135 $19.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 19 (30%) 4.3B (49%) 59 (44%) 9.9B (51%)
France 17 (27%) 1.7B (19%) 30 (22%) 4.5B (23%)
United States 7 (11%) 2.0B (23%) 8 (6%) 2.0B (10%)
  California 3 (5%) 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%) -
Sweden 3 (5%) - 8 (6%) 832M (4%)
Germany 2 (3%) - 5 (4%) -
Italy 2 (3%) - 4 (3%) 135M (1%)
Poland 3 (5%) 278M (3%) 3 (2%) 278M (1%)
Netherlands 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) 872M (4%)
Spain 2 (3%) 451M (5%) 3 (2%) 451M (2%)
Finland 2 (3%) - 3 (2%) -
Turkey 2 (3%) - 2 (1%) -
Switzerland 1 (2%) - 2 (1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Norway 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Austria - - 1 (1%) 659M (3%)
Belgium - - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 19 (30%) 4.3B (49%) 59 (44%) 9.9B (51%)
Cross-border 45 (70%) 4.4B (51%) 76 (56%) 9.7B (49%)
Total 64 $8.7B 135 $19.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 35 (55%) 7.7B (91%) 55 (41%) 11.3B (59%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (16%) 605M (7%) 45 (33%) 4.3B (22%)
Divestiture 5 (8%) 147M (2%) 14 (10%) 1.7B (9%)
Stake Purchase 7 (11%) - 11 (8%) 1.2B (6%)
Growth Capital 6 (9%) - 7 (5%) -
Going Private - - 2 (1%) 680M (4%)
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 64 $8.4B 135 $19.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 44 (59%) 8.6B (50%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (17%) 5.5B (32%)
Trade Sale 13 (17%) 2.8B (16%)
Divestiture 2 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) 206M (1%)
IPO 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 75 $17.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
25
Lazard Ltd.
6
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
5
Legal Deals
Travers Smith LLP
31
Linklaters LLP
10
Clifford Chance LLP
10

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $5.7B
$100M to $1B 38 $13.8B
< $100M 13 $815M
TOTAL $20.3B
Largest Pubmaster Group Ltd.
$1.2B (2000-11-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $5.2B
$100M to $1B 25 $11.8B
< $100M 1 $46M
TOTAL $17.1B
Largest Pets at Home Ltd.
$1.5B (2010-01-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
82%
68 82%
Strategic(s)
18%
15 18%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
65%
53 65%
Strategic(s)
35%
28 35%

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