Capita Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business ServicesCompany

Capita has acquired 60 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

Capita’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired avocis AG for $237M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2020, when it sold Capita - Education Software Solutions to Montagu Private Equity for $616M. Capita has acquired in 2 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (19%) and consumer services (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity70
    • M&A Buy Activity60
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 5

Capita

Capita Plc

65 Gresham Street,
London, EC2V 7NQ
United Kingdom,
+44 7989 665 484
www.capita.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 59 1 - - - - 60
vol $1.7B $1.7B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 4 1 1 - 3 1 10
vol $50M $703M $585M $1.3B
  70

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AXELOS Ltd. 2021-06-21 585M GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.axelos.com
Capita Plc - Education Software Solutions 2020-12-14 616M GBP Divestiture
London, United States
Eclipse (Hardware) Ltd. 2020-06-19 87M GBP Divestiture
Bradford, United Kingdom · www.eclipselegal.co.uk
Capita Life & Pensions Services (Ireland) Ltd. 2020-04-21 - Divestiture
Dublin, Ireland
Supplier Assessment Services Ltd. 2018-06-19 - Divestiture
Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.constructionline.co.uk
CER Staffing Solutions Ltd. 2017-06-01 - Divestiture
Birmingham, United Kingdom · www.affinityworkforce.com
NYS Corporate Ltd. 2017-04-28 - Add-on Acquisition
York, United Kingdom · www.nyscorporate.com
Trustmarque Solutions Ltd. 2016-06-21 88M GBP Divestiture
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.trustmarquesolutions.com
Orange Bus Ltd. 2016-03-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · www.orangebus.co.uk
Fish Insurance 2016-02-06 - Divestiture
Preston, United Kingdom · www.fishinsurance.co.uk
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 11 (18%) 412M (24%) 2 (20%) 703M (53%)
Business Services 9 (15%) 359M (21%) 3 (30%) 585M (44%)
Consumer Services 10 (17%) 412M (24%) - -
Information Technology 6 (10%) 359M (21%) - -
Healthcare Services 5 (8%) 57M (3%) 1 (10%) -
Insurance 4 (7%) 49M (3%) 2 (20%) 50M (4%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (7%) 36M (2%) 1 (10%) -
Education 3 (5%) 37M (2%) - -
Staffing 2 (3%) - 1 (10%) -
Engineering 1 (2%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (2%) - - -
Leisure 1 (2%) - - -
Marketing 1 (2%) - - -
Publishing 1 (2%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) - - -
Total 60 $1.7B 10 $1.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 52 1.3B 8 721M
United States 3 186M 1 616M
  California 1 12M - -
Ireland 1 39M 1 -
1 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 237M - -
Domestic 52 (87%) 1.3B (73%) 8 (80%) 721M (54%)
Cross-border 8 (13%) 462M (27%) 2 (20%) 616M (46%)
Total 60 $1.7B 10 $1.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Noerr LLP
1
Roxburgh Milkins Ltd.
1
DWF LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $934M
< $100M 19 $788M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest avocis AG
$237M (2015-02-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.2B
< $100M 2 $136M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Capita Plc - Education Software Solutions
$616M (2020-12-14)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
12 (20%)
Strategic(s)
5%
3 (5%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
40%
4 (40%)
Strategic(s)
50%
5 (50%)

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