CapVest Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, CapVest has acquired 3 companies.

CapVest’s most common sectors for investment are food (44%) and agriculture (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (63%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, CapVest has invested in 2 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Nybron Flooring International AG for $345M.

In the last 3 years, CapVest has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (40%). CapVest’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Findus Group for $1.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 15

CapVest

100 Pall Mall,
London, SW1Y 5NQ
United Kingdom
+44(0)20 7389 7900
www.capvest.co.uk
info@capvest.co.uk

CapVest is a UK-based private equity firm that targets investments in mid-market businesses across Europe. CapVest focuses on profitable companies with growth potential and strong management. Specific areas of interest include food/beverages (especially frozen food sector), healthcare, real estate, retail, media, hotel/leisure, and telecommunication services. CapVest is affiliated with junior capital investor, MezzVest. CapVest was formed in 1999 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Communications, Food, Healthcare Services, Media, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 11 2 - 1 2 - 16
vol $345M $345M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 6 - 2 - - 2 10
vol $1.7B $1.7B
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Valeo Foods Group Ltd. 2021-05-10 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.valeofoods.com
Eight Fifty Food Group 2021-03-29 - Add-on Acquisition
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.eightfiftyfoodgroup.com
Inspired Pet Nutrition 2020-12-17 - Secondary Buyout
Thirsk, United Kingdom · www.ipn.co.uk
Datasite LLC 2020-10-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.datasite.com
Eight Fifty Food Group 2019-06-21 - Consolidation
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.eightfiftyfoodgroup.com
The Mater Private Healthcare Group 2018-07-31 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.materprivate.ie
Scandza AS 2018-06-14 - Sold to Management
Oslo, Norway · www.scandza.no
NextPharma Technologies Ltd. 2017-06-28 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.nextpharma.com
Karro Food Group Ltd. 2017-03-27 - Secondary Buyout
Malton, United Kingdom · www.karro.co.uk
IBA Molecular Imaging 2015-12-14 - Secondary Buyout
Dulles, Vermont · www.iba-molecular.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 1 (25%) - 7 (44%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (6%) 345M (100%)
Agriculture - - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Environmental - - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (6%) -
Life Science 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (6%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (6%) -
Software 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 16 $345M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (75%) - 6 (38%) -
United States 1 (25%) - 2 (13%) -
  Minnesota 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
  Vermont - - 1 (6%) -
Ireland - - 2 (13%) -
Norway - - 2 (13%) -
Switzerland - - 1 (6%) 345M (100%)
Finland - - 1 (6%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (6%) -
Sweden - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 3 (75%) - 6 (38%) -
Cross-border 1 (25%) - 10 (63%) 345M (100%)
Total 4 - 16 $345M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 3 (75%) - 10 (63%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (25%) - 3 (19%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (6%) 345M (100%)
Consolidation - - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 16 $345M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 4 (40%) 1.7B (100%)
IPO 3 (30%) -
Trade Sale 2 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (10%) -
Total 10 $1.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
3
GCA Corp.
1
Daiwa Corporate Advisory Ltd. (DC Advisory)
1
Legal Deals
Linklaters LLP
4
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $345M
TOTAL $345M
Largest Nybron Flooring International AG
$345M (2006-03-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Findus Group Ltd. (FoodVest)
$1.7B (2008-07-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
63%
10 (63%)
Strategic(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
4 (40%)
Strategic(s)
20%
2 (20%)

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