Caird Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Caird Capital’s most common sectors for investment are retail (14%) and restaurants (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (76%) and secondary buyout (18%). In total, Caird Capital has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Polypipe Group for $451M.

In the last 3 years, Caird Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (43%). Caird Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Production Services Network Emirates for $955M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity48
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 22
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 3

Caird Capital

52 Brook Street, Mayfair,
London, W1K 5DS
United Kingdom
www.cairdcapital.co.uk
connect@cairdcapital.co.uk

Caird Capital LLP is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in UK-based middle-market companies. Caird does not have any sector preferences. Caird Capital is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Manufacturing

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

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) # 29 - - - - - 29
vol $642M $642M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 16 1 1 1 - - 19
vol $1.9B $1.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nylacast Ltd. 2018-07-02 - Secondary Buyout
Leicester, United Kingdom · www.nylacast.com
Willerby Holiday Homes Ltd. 2017-06-15 - Secondary Buyout
Hull, United Kingdom · www.willerby.com
Steelite International Plc 2016-06-14 - Recapitalization
London, United Kingdom · www.steelite.com
Miller Developments Ltd. 2015-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.millerdevelopments.co.uk
Dayco Products LLC 2015-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Troy, Michigan · www.dayco.com
TM Lewin Group Ltd. 2015-08-01 - Recapitalization
London, United Kingdom · www.tmlewin.co.uk
Adare Group Ltd. 2015-04-15 92M GBP Secondary Buyout
Huddersfield, United Kingdom · www.adare.com
Gradus Ltd. 2014-09-02 - Secondary Buyout
Macclesfield, United Kingdom · www.gradusworld.com
McColl's Retail Group Ltd. 2014-02-01 - IPO
Brentwood, · www.martinmccoll.co.uk
Maynard & Harris Group Ltd. 2013-12-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Beccles, United Kingdom
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail - - 4 (14%) 85M (13%)
Business Services - - 2 (7%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 2 (7%) -
Leisure - - 2 (7%) -
Restaurants - - 2 (7%) -
Plastics - - 1 (3%) 451M (70%)
Furniture - - 1 (3%) 63M (10%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) 43M (7%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (3%) -
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation - - 1 (3%) -
Total - - 29 $642M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom - - 26 (93%) 642M (100%)
United States - - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (4%) -
United Arab Emirates - - 1 (4%) -
Total - - 28 $642M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 22 (76%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 5 (17%) 191M (30%)
Divestiture - - 2 (7%) 451M (70%)
Total - - 29 $642M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (47%) 862M (45%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (21%) 1.1B (55%)
Recapitalization 2 (11%) -
Trade Sale 2 (11%) -
IPO 1 (5%) -
Sold to Management 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
1
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1
PwC Law LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $451M
< $100M 3 $191M
TOTAL $642M
Largest Polypipe Group plc
$451M (2005-09-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.7B
< $100M 2 $169M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Production Services Network Emirates LLC
$955M (2011-04-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
78%
7 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
2 22%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
10 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
6 38%

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