Cardinal Capital Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Cardinal Capital Group has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 2 others.

Cardinal Capital Group’s most common sectors for investment are food (25%) and internet software and services (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and divestiture (38%). In total, Cardinal Capital Group has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2016 when it acquired AA Ireland for $176M.

In the last 3 years, Cardinal Capital Group has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Cardinal Capital Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Payzone UK for $113M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Cardinal Capital Group

Simmonscourt House, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge,
Dublin, D04 W9H6
Ireland
+353 1 218 0800
www.cardinalcapitalgroup.com
info@cardinalcapitalgroup.com

Cardinal Capital Group is an investment group principally focused on providing alternative financing solutions to small and mid-sized companies throughout Ireland. Cardinal Capital looks to invest €5 to €50 million per transaction and will consider direct investments as well as mezzanine financing commitments. Cardinal Capital Group was formed in 2003 and is based in Dublin.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 3 2 1 - 2 - 8
vol $176M $176M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 1 - 1 - 2
vol $45M $113M $158M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The City Bin Co. 2019-05-30 - Divestiture
Galway, Ireland · www.citybin.com
Payzone UK Ltd. 2019-04-18 113M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.payzone.co.uk
Sports Surgery Clinic 2019-03-29 - Growth Capital
Dublin, Ireland · www.sportssurgeryclinic.com
Lily’s Ltd. 2017-12-22 45M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Kildare, Ireland · www.lilyobriens.ie
McCauley Health & Beauty Pharmacy Ltd. 2017-05-18 - Growth Capital
Dublin, Ireland · www.mccauley.ie
AA Ireland Ltd. 2016-06-29 176M EUR Divestiture
Dublin, Ireland · www.theaa.ie
Learning Pool Ltd. 2016-05-03 - Growth Capital
Derry, United Kingdom · www.learningpool.com
Carroll Cuisine UC 2015-03-31 - Divestiture
Offaly, Ireland · www.carrollcuisine.ie
Payzone UK Ltd. 2015-03-09 - Secondary Buyout
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.payzone.co.uk
Lily’s Ltd. 2014-01-27 - Growth Capital
Kildare, Ireland · www.lilyobriens.ie
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 1 (17%) - 2 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) - 2 (25%) -
Insurance 1 (17%) 176M (100%) 1 (13%) 176M (100%)
Environmental 1 (17%) - 1 (13%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (17%) - 1 (13%) -
Retail 1 (17%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 6 $176M 8 $176M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Ireland 5 (83%) 176M (100%) 6 (75%) 176M (100%)
United Kingdom 1 (17%) - 2 (25%) -
Total 6 $176M 8 $176M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (50%) - 4 (50%) -
Divestiture 3 (50%) 176M (100%) 3 (38%) 176M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (13%) -
Total 6 $176M 8 $176M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 113M (71%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) 45M (29%)
Total 2 $158M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $176M
TOTAL $176M
Largest AA Ireland Ltd.
$176M (2016-06-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $113M
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $158M
Largest Payzone UK Ltd.
$113M (2019-04-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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