Cabot Square Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cabot Square Capital’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (84%) and business services (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (67%) and growth capital (34%). In total, Cabot Square Capital has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired BPN Crédito SA for $41M.

In the last 3 years, Cabot Square Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%). Cabot Square Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Key Retirement Solutions for $54M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Advisors 2

Cabot Square Capital LLP

One Connaught Place,
London, W2 2ET
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7579 9320
www.cabotsquare.com
contact@cabotsquare.com

Cabot Square Capital is a private investment firm that seeks investments in small to mid sized businesses located in the UK and Western Europe. Cabot looks for majority control positions and will consider opportunities across various industry sectors. Funds are typically used to 'facilitate transitions, such as start-up, buy and build, turnaround and expansion'. Cabot Square Capital was formed in 1996 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Financial Services, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $41M $41M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - - 1 3
vol $54M $54M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Signature Property Finance 2020-01-27 - Secondary Buyout
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.signatureprivatefinance.co.uk
MoneyFarm 2015-11-09 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.moneyfarm.co.uk
BPN Crédito SA 2014-12-18 41M EUR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lisbon, Portugal · www.bpncredito.pt
Blue Motor Finance Ltd. 2014-11-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Warrington, United Kingdom · www.bluemotorfinance.co.uk
Henry Howard Finance PLC 2014-07-21 - Growth Capital
Newport, United Kingdom · www.henryhowardfinance.co.uk
Key Retirement Solutions Ltd. 2013-06-19 54M GBP Secondary Buyout
Lancashire, United Kingdom · www.keyrs.co.uk
Signature Property Finance 2013-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.signatureprivatefinance.co.uk
Lowell Group Ltd. 2008-04-04 - Secondary Buyout
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.lowellgroup.co.uk
Key Retirement Solutions Ltd. 2006-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lancashire, United Kingdom · www.keyrs.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 4 (100%) 41M (100%) 5 (83%) 41M (100%)
Business Services - - 1 (17%) -
Total 4 $41M 6 $41M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (75%) - 5 (83%) -
Portugal 1 (25%) 41M (100%) 1 (17%) 41M (100%)
Domestic 3 (75%) - 5 (83%) -
Cross-border 1 (25%) 41M (100%) 1 (17%) 41M (100%)
Total 4 $41M 6 $41M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (50%) 41M (100%) 4 (67%) 41M (100%)
Growth Capital 2 (50%) - 2 (33%) -
Total 4 $41M 6 $41M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 3 (100%) 54M (100%)
Total 3 $54M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
1
Legal Deals
Herbert Smith Freehills
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $41M
TOTAL $41M
Largest BPN Crédito SA
$41M (2014-12-18)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $54M
TOTAL $54M
Largest Key Retirement Solutions Ltd.
$54M (2013-06-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%

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