Bridgepoint Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Bridgepoint has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 4 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 (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%). 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 13 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 Activity204
    • M&A Buy Activity130
    • M&A Sell Activity74
  • Total Sectors Invested 43
  • Total Countries Invested 17
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 64
  • 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 (4.8/yr) # 106 8 3 6 7 - 130
vol $16.5B $505M $2.2B $1.2B $20.3B
Sell (4.4/yr) # 52 9 3 5 5 - 74
vol $12.6B $1.3B $977M $993M $1.3B $17.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Oris Dental Holding AS 2019-12-19 - Growth Capital
Trondheim, Norway · www.orisdental.no
Biscuit Holding S.A.S 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
Acteon SAS 2019-06-25 - Stake Purchase
cedex, France · www.acteongroup.com
Kyriba Corp. 2019-03-28 1.2B USD Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.kyriba.com
eFront SA 2019-03-22 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.efront.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
A-Katsastus Oy 2005-11-17 Autotest Polska Sp. z o. o. 2018-06-04 2
Vantaai, Finland · www.a-katsastus.fi Warsaw, Poland · www.autotestpolska.pl

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 10 (17%) 1.3B (15%) 15 (12%) 1.6B (8%)
Healthcare Services 5 (8%) 285M (3%) 14 (11%) 2.1B (11%)
Retail 6 (10%) 1.7B (19%) 9 (7%) 2.4B (12%)
Software 4 (7%) 75M (1%) 6 (5%) 447M (2%)
Food 4 (7%) - 6 (5%) -
Consumer Services 2 (3%) - 5 (4%) 231M (1%)
Restaurants 3 (5%) 385M (4%) 4 (3%) 1.6B (8%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (7%) 1.3B (15%) 4 (3%) 1.3B (7%)
Machinery - - 4 (3%) 369M (2%)
Leisure - - 4 (3%) 139M (1%)
Life Science 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) 111M (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 (2%) 2.1B (11%)
Manufacturing - - 2 (2%) 659M (3%)
Media - - 2 (2%) 556M (3%)
Environmental 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 535M (3%)
Chemicals 1 (2%) 507M (6%) 2 (2%) 507M (3%)
Financial Services 1 (2%) 326M (4%) 2 (2%) 444M (2%)
E-Commerce 2 (3%) 277M (3%) 2 (2%) 277M (1%)
Information Technology - - 2 (2%) 65M (< 1%)
Staffing - - 2 (2%) 49M (< 1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (2%) 41M (< 1%)
Publishing 1 (2%) - 2 (2%) 37M (< 1%)
Consumer Products - - 2 (2%) -
Marine - - 2 (2%) -
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%) -
Marketing - - 1 (1%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (1%) -
Transportation 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 59 $8.7B 130 $19.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 19 (32%) 4.3B (49%) 59 (45%) 9.9B (51%)
France 14 (24%) 1.7B (19%) 27 (21%) 4.5B (23%)
United States 7 (12%) 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%)
Italy 2 (3%) - 4 (3%) 135M (1%)
Germany 1 (2%) - 4 (3%) -
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 (2%) -
Luxembourg 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Norway 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Austria - - 1 (1%) 659M (3%)
Belgium - - 1 (1%) -
Ireland - - 1 (1%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 19 (32%) 4.3B (49%) 59 (45%) 9.9B (51%)
Cross-border 40 (68%) 4.4B (51%) 71 (55%) 9.7B (49%)
Total 59 $8.7B 130 $19.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 32 (54%) 7.7B (91%) 52 (40%) 11.3B (59%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 10 (17%) 605M (7%) 45 (35%) 4.3B (22%)
Divestiture 5 (8%) 147M (2%) 14 (11%) 1.7B (9%)
Stake Purchase 5 (8%) - 9 (7%) 1.2B (6%)
Growth Capital 6 (10%) - 7 (5%) -
Going Private - - 2 (2%) 680M (4%)
Recapitalization 1 (2%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 59 $8.4B 130 $19.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 43 (58%) 8.6B (50%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (18%) 5.5B (32%)
Trade Sale 13 (18%) 2.8B (16%)
Divestiture 2 (3%) -
Sold to Management 1 (1%) 206M (1%)
IPO 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 74 $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)
80%
60 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
15 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
65%
52 65%
Strategic(s)
35%
28 35%