M&A Deal Summary

Caledonia Private Capital Acquires Liberation Brewing

On July 6, 2016, private equity firm Caledonia Private Capital acquired restaurant Liberation Brewing from LGV Capital for 118M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Caledonia Private Capital’s 1st transaction in the Restaurants sector.
  • This is Caledonia Private Capital’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Caledonia Private Capital’s 1st transaction in Channel Islands.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-07-06
Target Liberation Brewing
Sector Restaurants
Buyer(s) Caledonia Private Capital
Sellers(s) LGV Capital
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 118M GBP
Advisor(s) Travers Smith LLP (Legal)

Target

Liberation Brewing

Saint Helier, Channel Islands
website
Liberation Brewing Co. is an integrated pub and brewing business with two breweries and three distribution businesses. Liberation Brewing Co. was founded in 1871 and is based in Saint Helier, Channel Islands.

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Buyer(S) 1

DESCRIPTION

Caledonia Private Capital is the private equity investment arm of asset manager and investment trust Caledonia Investments Plc. The Firm looks to acquire and invest in UK middle-market businesses valued from £50 to £125 million. Sectors of interest include in financial services, consumer services, industrial, healthcare, leisure, engineering, and real estate management. Caledonia Private Capital is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 5
Sector (Restaurants) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 2
Country (Channel Islands) 1 of 1
Year (2016) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-05-01 SIS

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

SIS is a supplier of content, programming, facilities and technology to the gaming sector, principally providing data and media services to licenced betting offices and international digital customers. SIS was founded in 1986 and is based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-11-02 BioAgilytix

Durham, North Carolina, United States

BioAgilytix is a bioanalytical testing laboratory focused on large molecule bioanalysis for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agriculture industries. BioAgilytix Lab's mission is to provide outsourced analysis of biological samples that support the work of companies seeking regulatory approval of their biopharmaceutical and agricultural products. BioAgilytix was founded in 2008 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

LGV Capital

London, United Kingdom

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1989
PE ASSETS 1.6B GBP
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

LGV Capital Ltd is the private equity arm of Legal & General Group plc, an FTSE-100 quoted insurance firm that invests in middle market consumer, healthcare, leisure and services companies headquartered in the British Isles. LGV focuses on buyouts of rapidly growing, profitable companies with defensible market positions and strong management. LGV looks to invest £15 million in businesses valued from £25 to £200 million. The Firm targets companies in specialist retail, consumer services, food/beverages, household, personal care/OTC products, luxury branded goods, residential care, education, life sciences, animal health, pubs, restaurants, caravan parks, spas, recreational facilities, consultancy, outsourcing, human capital, logistics, IT services and facilities managements. LGV Capital Ltd was formerly known as Legal & General Ventures. LGV was formed in 1989 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 19 of 19
Sector (Restaurants) 3 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 12 of 12
Country (Channel Islands) 1 of 1
Year (2016) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 6 of 10
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-05-20 ABI Holiday Homes

Beverley, United Kingdom

ABI (UK) Ltd. is a manufacturer of caravan holiday homes and one of the most highly regarded and established brands in the caravan holiday home industry. ABI is based in Beverley, England.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-10-23 WiredScore

New York, New York, United States

WiredScore is a rapidly growing property technology company and global leader in digital connectivity certification for commercial property. Company provides digital connectivity ratings and accreditations the Wired Certification - for real estate globally and counts eight of the world’s top 10 landlords as clients,

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