Calculus Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Calculus Capital has invested in 7 companies.

Calculus Capital’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (18%) and life science (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (79%) and venture (8%). 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Calculus Capital

104 Park Street,
London, W1K 6NF
United Kingdom
+44 20 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 17 2 2 2 3 2 28
vol $5M $5M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 1 - - 1 1 4
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Maze Theory 2020-05-11 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.maze-theory.com
Raindog Films Ltd. 2020-03-02 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom
Once Upon A Time London Ltd. 2020-01-31 - Sold to Management
London, United Kingdom · www.onceuponlondon.com
FISCAL Technologies Ltd. 2019-12-18 - Growth Capital
Reading, United Kingdom · www.fiscaltec.com
Synpromics Ltd. 2019-08-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.synpromics.com
Wonderhood Studios 2019-04-12 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.wonderhoodstudios.com
Essentia Analytics Ltd. 2019-01-25 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.essentia-analytics.com
RotaGeek Ltd. 2018-08-20 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.rotageek.com
CloudTrade 2018-07-27 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.cloudtradenetwork.com
Origin Broadband Ltd. 2017-01-09 - Growth Capital
Doncaster, United Kingdom · www.originbroadband.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 4 (16%) 5M (100%) 5 (18%) 5M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 5 (20%) - 5 (18%) -
Media 2 (8%) - 3 (11%) -
Software 3 (12%) - 3 (11%) -
Medical Products 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Digital Media 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $5M 28 $5M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 23 (92%) 5M (100%) 26 (93%) 5M (100%)
United States 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Ireland 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $5M 28 $5M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 19 (76%) - 22 (79%) -
Venture 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) 5M (100%) 1 (4%) 5M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $5M 28 $5M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (50%) -
Sold to Management 1 (25%) -
Stake Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $5M
TOTAL $5M
Largest C4X Discovery Holdings plc
$5M (2016-09-06)

M&A Connections

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

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