M&A Deal Summary

Capita Acquires Updata Infrastructure Limited

On April 1, 2014, Capita Plc acquired information technology company Updata Infrastructure (UK) Limited from LMS Capital plc for 80M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Capita’s 5th transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is Capita’s 4th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Capita’s 44th transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-04-01
Target Updata Infrastructure (UK) Limited
Sector Information Technology
Buyer(s) Capita Plc
Sellers(s) LMS Capital plc
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 80M GBP

Target

Updata Infrastructure (UK) Limited

Reigate, United Kingdom
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Updata provides a range of networking and connectivity services to mainly public sector clients and has a reputation for excellent service combined with an innovative approach to achieving best value for its clients.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Capita Plc

London, United Kingdom

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Category Company
Founded 1984
SectorBusiness Services
Employees55,000
Revenue 3.3B GBP (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Capita is a global provider of business process outsourcing solutions. Capita was formed in 1984 and is based in London. Capita was founded in 1984 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 48 of 61
Sector (Information Technology) 5 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 44 of 56
Country (United Kingdom) 44 of 53
Year (2014) 5 of 11
Size (of disclosed) 4 of 26
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-03-21 Network Technology Solutions (UK) Ltd.

London, United Kingdom

NTS (UK) is the unification of two organisations specialising separately in Systems Integration & Managed Services, culminating in 'best of brand' and 'best of breed' solutions for our customers.As one of the industries few remaining successfully independent providers, NTS (UK) is supported by a passionate & dedicated team who believe in delivering bespoke, robust solutions to fit the individual requirements unique to your business. NTS (UK) focus on aligning policies & solutions with the people and culture of your business as we believe that's critical to our success.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-04-15 AMT-SYBEX Group Ltd. (AMT)

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

AMT is a proprietary software business providing software and related services in mobile technology and smart data management to the utilities and transport sectors, which are key markets for Capita. Its clients include Bord Gáis, four of the ‘big six’ energy companies operating in the UK, National Grid, Network Rail and Transport for London.

Buy £82M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

LMS Capital plc

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1980
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

LMS Capital plc is a publicly-traded private equity investment company managed by Gresham House Asset Management (GHAM). The Firm focuses on direct investments in lower middle-market UK-based companies valued less than £50 million. Areas of interest include financial services, information technology, and consumer services. LMS Capital plc is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 5
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 4
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 3
Year (2014) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-09-09 Icu Eyewear, Inc.

Hollister, California, United States

Icu Eyewear is a designer and marketer of reading glasses, sunglasses and specialty eyewear. Icu Eyewear was founded in 1997 and is based in Hollister, California.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-03-25 Bond International Software

Goring-by-Sea, United Kingdom

Bond International Software is a global provider of Staffing and Recruitment software with over 40 years of recruitment industry experience. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with offices in the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China and Hong Kong, Bond has consistently achieved financial growth and maximised investment in the development of technology, services and support provided to its international client base.

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