Cairngorm Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cairngorm Capital Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Cairngorm Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are distribution (46%) and building materials (28%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (55%) and consolidation (19%).

In the last 3 years, Cairngorm Capital Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 6

Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP

3rd floor 22 Cross Keys Close, Marylebone,
London, W1U 2DW
United Kingdom
+0207 183 6390
www.cairngormcapital.com
enquiries@cairngormcapital.com

Cairngorm Capital Partners is a private equity group focused on investing in mid-market growth-oriented manufacturing, distribution and services companies throughout the UK. The Firm generally seeks majority positions, but will consider select minority opportunities as well. Cairngorm Capital Partners was formed in 2014 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Distribution, Forest Products, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 2 20
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # - 2 2 4 3 - 11
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 1 1 - - 2
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Grant & Stone Ltd. 2019-11-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
High Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.grantandstone.co.uk
Millbrook Healthcare Ltd. 2019-07-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hants, United Kingdom · www.millbrook-healthcare.co.uk
Sentry Doors Ltd. 2019-02-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Doncaster, United Kingdom · www.sentrydoors.co.uk
National Timber Group 2018-11-13 - Consolidation
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.nationaltimbergroup.com
Thornbridge Sawmills Ltd. 2018-11-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Grangemouth, United Kingdom · www.thornbridgesawmills.co.uk
Helix Tool Co. Ltd. 2018-10-09 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.helixtools.co.uk
Independent Builders Merchant Group 2018-03-14 - Consolidation
London, United Kingdom · www.independentbm.com
MJ Wilson Group Ltd. 2018-02-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom · www.mjwilsongroup.co.uk
Building Supplies Online Ltd. 2017-11-28 - Growth Capital
Banbury, United Kingdom · www.building-supplies-online.co.uk
Thornbridge Sawmills Ltd. 2017-11-07 - Growth Capital
Grangemouth, United Kingdom · www.thornbridgesawmills.co.uk
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Independent Builders Merchant Group 2018-03-14 Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd. 2019-10-11 3
London, United Kingdom · www.independentbm.com Ringmer, United Kingdom · www.chandlersbs.co.uk
Independent Builders Merchant Group 2018-03-14 Fairalls Builders’ Merchants Ltd. 2019-07-18 2
London, United Kingdom · www.independentbm.com Surrey, United Kingdom · www.fairalls.uk
MJ Wilson Group Ltd. 2018-02-05 Support Instrumentation Ltd. 2019-01-28 1
North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom · www.mjwilsongroup.co.uk Kent, United Kingdom · www.sil.uk.com
National Timber Group 2018-11-13 Thornbridge Sawmills Ltd. 2018-11-13 4
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.nationaltimbergroup.com Grangemouth, United Kingdom · www.thornbridgesawmills.co.uk
National Timber Group 2018-11-13 Arnold Laver & Co. Ltd. 2018-11-13 3
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.nationaltimbergroup.com Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.laver.co.uk
National Timber Group 2018-11-13 Rembrand Timber Ltd. 2018-11-13 2
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.nationaltimbergroup.com Dundee, United Kingdom · www.rembrand.co
National Timber Group 2018-11-13 North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) 2018-11-13 1
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.nationaltimbergroup.com Northallerton, United Kingdom · www.nytimber.co.uk
Independent Builders Merchant Group 2018-03-14 Parker Building Supplies Ltd. 2018-03-14 1
London, United Kingdom · www.independentbm.com East Sussex, United Kingdom · www.parkerbs.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Distribution 3 (38%) - 5 (45%) -
Building Materials 2 (25%) - 3 (27%) -
Manufacturing 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
Medical Products 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
Retail 1 (13%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 8 - 11 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 8 (100%) - 11 (100%) -
Total 8 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (63%) - 6 (55%) -
Consolidation 2 (25%) - 2 (18%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 2 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (9%) -
Total 8 - 11 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Merger 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
2
RSM EquiCo Capital Markets LLC
1
Legal Deals
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
2
Gowling WLG
2
Squire Patton Boggs
1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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