Calculus Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Calculus Capital has invested in 4 companies.

Calculus Capital’s most common sectors for investment are life science (20%) and internet software and services (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (76%) 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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

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 (1.6/yr) # 17 2 2 1 3 - 25
vol $5M $5M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 1 - - 1 - 3
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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
Weeding Technologies Ltd. 2017-01-05 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.weedingtech.com
Human Race Partnership Ltd. 2016-10-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Chessington, United Kingdom · www.humanrace.co.uk
C4X Discovery Holdings plc 2016-09-06 5M GBP Secondary Buyout
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.c4xdiscovery.com
genedrive plc 2016-07-14 - Stake Purchase
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.genedriveplc.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 4 (17%) 5M (100%) 5 (20%) 5M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (17%) - 4 (16%) -
Software 3 (13%) - 3 (12%) -
Media 1 (4%) - 2 (8%) -
Medical Products 2 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $5M 25 $5M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 21 (91%) 5M (100%) 23 (92%) 5M (100%)
United States 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Ireland 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $5M 25 $5M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 17 (74%) - 19 (76%) -
Venture 2 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
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 23 $5M 25 $5M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Stake Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

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%