Calculus Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Calculus Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 15 others.

Calculus Capital’s most common sectors for investment arelife science (24%) and media (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (62%) and venture (20%). In total, Calculus Capital has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2016 when it acquired C4X Discovery Holdings for $5M.

In the last 3 years, Calculus Capital has exited 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (70%). Calculus Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Collagen Solutions for $49M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity52
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 1

Calculus Capital

12 Conduit Street,
London, W1S 2XH
United Kingdom
+020 7493 4940
www.calculuscapital.com
info@calculuscapital.com

Calculus Capital is a UK-based investment group focused on fast-growth companies. Calculus Capital is sector agnostic and looks to commit £2 to £5 million per investment. Calculus Capital is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Marine, Medical Products, Renewable Energy, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 5
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 23 3 5 4 4 3 42
vol $5M $5M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 1 - 1 4 4 - 10
vol $49M $49M
  52

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Riff Raff Entertainment Ltd. 2022-06-22 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom
Notify Technology Ltd. 2022-06-21 - Growth Capital
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · www.notifytechnology.com
Destiny Pharma plc 2022-03-30 - Stake Purchase
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.destinypharma.com
CloudTrade 2021-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.cloud-trade.com
Essentia Analytics Ltd. 2021-09-27 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.essentia-analytics.com
Brouhaha Entertainment Ltd. 2021-07-20 - Growth Capital
Harrow, United Kingdom
Mologic Ltd. 2021-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom · www.mologic.co.uk
Spectral MD 2021-06-24 - Stake Purchase
Dallas, Texas · www.spectralmd.com
International Sports Tours Ltd. 2021-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Cardiff, United Kingdom · www.inspiresport.com
Invizius Ltd. 2021-05-06 - Venture
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom · www.invizius.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 5 (16%) 5M (100%) 10 (24%) 5M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 7 (22%) - 7 (17%) -
Media 6 (19%) - 7 (17%) -
Software 3 (9%) - 4 (10%) -
Information Technology 2 (6%) - 3 (7%) -
Communications 2 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Digital Media 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $5M 42 $5M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 30 (94%) 5M (100%) 40 (95%) 5M (100%)
United States 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Ireland 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 32 $5M 42 $5M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 21 (66%) - 26 (62%) -
Venture 6 (19%) - 8 (19%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (6%) - 5 (12%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (3%) 5M (100%) 1 (2%) 5M (100%)
Total 32 $5M 42 $5M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (60%) 49M (100%)
Stake Sale 2 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (10%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $49M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Muckle LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $5M
TOTAL $5M
Largest C4X Discovery Holdings plc
$5M (2016-09-06)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $49M
TOTAL $49M
Largest Collagen Solutions Plc
$49M (2020-10-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
70%
7 (70%)

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