Charterhouse Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Charterhouse Capital Partners has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Charterhouse Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are business services (11%) and life science (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (59%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (21%). In total, Charterhouse Capital Partners has invested in 3 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Acromas Holdings for $9.5B.

In the last 3 years, Charterhouse Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (52%). Charterhouse Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Telediffusion de France S.A for $4.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity64
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 24
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 11

Charterhouse Capital Partners

7th Floor Warwick Court Paternoster Square,
London, EC4M 7DX
United Kingdom
+44 020 7334.5300
www.charterhouse.co.uk

Charterhouse Capital Partners is a large private equity firm specializing in buyouts of European industrial and commercial service companies. The Firm primarily seeks opportunities in Western Europe and the UK. Charterhouse focuses on profitable companies led by experienced management valued from €200 million to €1.5 billion. Specific areas of interest include business services, chemicals, engineering, leisure, transport and logistics. Charterhouse Capital Partners was formed in 1934 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Manufacturing, Publishing, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 200 1,500
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 32 3 1 2 1 - 39
vol $39.8B $1.0B $40.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 23 1 1 - - - 25
vol $17.7B $17.7B
  64

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tarsus Group Ltd. 2019-05-24 1.0B GBP Going Private
London, United Kingdom · www.tarsus.com
Funecap Groupe 2018-08-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.funecap.group
SLR Consulting Ltd. 2018-03-26 - Divestiture
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.slrconsulting.com
ista International GmbH 2017-07-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Essen, Germany · www.ista.de
SERB SA 2017-06-09 - Growth Capital
Bruxelles, Belgium · www.serb.eu
Optima S.r.l. 2016-11-14 - Secondary Buyout
Rimini, Italy · www.mec3.com
Sagemcom SAS 2016-10-03 - Secondary Buyout
Rueil-Malmaison, France · www.sagemcom.com
Vemedia Pharma N.V. 2016-07-28 - Secondary Buyout
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.vemediapharma.com
Doc Generici Srl 2016-03-11 - Secondary Buyout
Milan, Italy · www.docgenerici.it
Armacell Enterprise GmbH 2015-11-30 1.1B EUR Secondary Buyout
Münster, Germany · www.armacell.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Mirion Technologies, Inc. 2015-04-08 Auswertungsstelle für Strahlendosimeter 2020-04-07 3
San Ramon, California · www.mirion.com Munich, Germany · www.auswertungsstelle.de
Tarsus Group Ltd. 2019-05-24 Unfiltered Experience 2020-02-03 1
London, United Kingdom · www.tarsus.com Las Vegas, Nevada · www.unfilteredexperience.com
Optima S.r.l. 2016-11-14 Blend Coberturas 2019-11-08 1
Rimini, Italy · www.mec3.com São Paulo, Brazil · www.blendcoberturas.com.br
Mirion Technologies, Inc. 2015-04-08 Capintec, Inc. 2019-07-11 2
San Ramon, California · www.mirion.com Florham Park, New Jersey · www.capintec.com
Mirion Technologies, Inc. 2015-04-08 Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group - Personal Dosimetry Business 2018-11-01 1
San Ramon, California · www.mirion.com Arnhem, Netherlands
Vivarte SAS 2007-03-01 Besson Chaussures 2018-05-30 1
Paris, France · www.vivarte.fr Aubiere, France · www.besson-chaussures.com
Sagemcom SAS 2016-10-03 Meter Italia S.p.A 2017-07-27 1
Rueil-Malmaison, France · www.sagemcom.com Concordia, Italy · www.meteritalia.com
Nuova Castelli SpA 2014-03-05 Empire Specialty Cheese Co. 2016-10-09 1
Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy · www.castelli1892.com Fairfield, New Jersey · www.empirespecialtycheese.com
Vemedia Pharma N.V. 2016-07-28 Vision Healthcare BV 2016-07-28 1
Kortrijk, Belgium · www.vemediapharma.com Diemen, Netherlands · www.visionhealthcare.eu
SkillSoft Corp. 2014-03-14 SumTotal Systems, Inc. 2014-08-21 1
Nashua, New Hampshire · www.skillsoft.com Gainesville, Florida · www.sumtotalsystems.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 1 (7%) - 4 (10%) 2.1B (5%)
Life Science 3 (20%) 789M (10%) 3 (8%) 789M (2%)
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 3 (8%) 500M (1%)
Insurance - - 2 (5%) 9.8B (24%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (7%) 750M (9%) 2 (5%) 3.5B (8%)
Food 1 (7%) 338M (4%) 2 (5%) 3.2B (8%)
Information Services - - 2 (5%) 1.9B (5%)
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) 791M (10%) 2 (5%) 1.2B (3%)
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) 958M (2%)
Environmental 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) 950M (2%)
Retail - - 2 (5%) 947M (2%)
Communications - - 1 (3%) 5.6B (14%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (7%) 3.7B (46%) 1 (3%) 3.7B (9%)
Gaming - - 1 (3%) 1.3B (3%)
Media 1 (7%) 1.0B (13%) 1 (3%) 1.0B (3%)
Safety/Security 1 (7%) 676M (8%) 1 (3%) 676M (2%)
Building Materials - - 1 (3%) 586M (1%)
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) 563M (1%)
Engineering - - 1 (3%) 507M (1%)
Restaurants - - 1 (3%) 403M (1%)
Financial Services - - 1 (3%) 385M (1%)
Education - - 1 (3%) 362M (1%)
Software 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 $8.1B 39 $40.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 3 (20%) 1.8B (22%) 16 (41%) 18.6B (45%)
France 5 (33%) 4.5B (56%) 10 (26%) 14.4B (35%)
United States 2 (13%) 750M (9%) 3 (8%) 1.6B (4%)
  California 1 (7%) 750M (9%) 1 (3%) 750M (2%)
  New Hampshire 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) 800M (2%)
Italy 2 (13%) 338M (4%) 3 (8%) 710M (2%)
Germany 1 (7%) 676M (8%) 3 (8%) 3.9B (10%)
Belgium 2 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) 1.1B (3%)
Spain - - 1 (3%) 586M (1%)
Domestic 3 (20%) 1.8B (22%) 16 (41%) 18.6B (45%)
Cross-border 12 (80%) 6.3B (78%) 23 (59%) 22.3B (55%)
Total 15 $8.1B 39 $40.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 8 (53%) 5.9B (73%) 23 (59%) 17.2B (42%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (20%) 1.1B (14%) 8 (21%) 10.5B (26%)
Going Private 1 (7%) 1.0B (13%) 2 (5%) 2.2B (5%)
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) 958M (2%)
Divestiture 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) 570M (1%)
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) 9.5B (23%)
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 $8.1B 39 $40.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (52%) 11.0B (62%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (12%) 1.1B (6%)
IPO 3 (12%) -
Trade Sale 2 (8%) 2.3B (13%)
Merger 1 (4%) 3.4B (19%)
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Stake Sale 1 (4%) -
Unknown 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $17.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
HSBC Global Banking and Markets
4
Rothschild Global Advisory
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Ashurst LLP
7
Allen & Overy LLP
1
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 9 $28.9B
$100M to $1B 21 $11.9B
TOTAL $40.8B
Largest Acromas Holdings Ltd.
$9.5B (2007-09-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 7 $14.2B
$100M to $1B 5 $3.4B
TOTAL $17.7B
Largest Telediffusion de France S.A
$4.1B (2015-04-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
95%
37 95%
Strategic(s)
5%
2 5%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
75%
15 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
5 25%

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