Connection Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Connection Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Connection Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (16%) and energy services and equipment (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (47%) and growth capital (39%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Wagamama for $331M.

In the last 3 years, Connection Capital has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Connection Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold Wagamama for $861M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 1

Connection Capital LLP

Woolverstone House, 61-62 Berners Street,
London, W1T 3NJ
United Kingdom
+44 20 3969 4010
www.connectioncapital.co.uk

Connection Capital is an asset manager that provides investors direct access to a variety of investment opportunities. These include direct private equity investments, structured debt, and commercial property deals. Connection Capital was formed in 2010 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Energy Services and Equipment, Leisure, Restaurants, Software

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 10
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 9 - 1 2 - 1 13
vol $361M $21M $32M $414M
Sell (0.8/yr) # - - 1 2 1 - 4
vol $861M $861M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cargostore Worldwide Trading Limited 2020-02-06 - Secondary Buyout
Wimbledon, United Kingdom · www.cargostore.com
J. C. Rathbone Associates Ltd. 2019-11-13 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.jcragroup.com
Wagamama Ltd. 2018-10-30 861M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.wagamama.co.uk
Redeem Ltd. 2018-09-23 - Secondary Buyout
Bathgate, United Kingdom · www.redeem.co.uk
Mode Print Solutions Ltd. 2018-08-07 32M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Thundridge, United Kingdom · www.modeprintsolutions.co.uk
HEL Group 2018-04-04 - Growth Capital
Borehamwood, United Kingdom · www.helgroup.com
TeamSport Karting 2017-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.team-sport.co.uk
J. C. Rathbone Associates Ltd. 2017-08-29 21M GBP Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.jcragroup.com
Redeem Ltd. 2014-09-17 - Growth Capital
Bathgate, United Kingdom · www.redeem.co.uk
Impero Solutions Ltd 2014-05-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Loughborough, United Kingdom · www.imperosoftware.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 1 (11%) - 2 (15%) 331M (80%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (22%) 6M (10%) 2 (15%) 6M (1%)
Business Services 1 (11%) - 2 (15%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (11%) 32M (51%) 1 (8%) 32M (8%)
E-Commerce 1 (11%) 24M (39%) 1 (8%) 24M (6%)
Financial Services - - 1 (8%) 21M (5%)
Consumer Services - - 1 (8%) -
Diversified 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Software 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 $62M 13 $414M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (100%) 62M (100%) 13 (100%) 414M (100%)
Total 9 $62M 13 $414M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (44%) 56M (90%) 6 (46%) 77M (19%)
Growth Capital 4 (44%) 6M (10%) 5 (38%) 6M (1%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (11%) - 2 (15%) 331M (80%)
Total 9 $62M 13 $414M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) 861M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $861M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Gateley Plc
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $331M
< $100M 4 $83M
TOTAL $414M
Largest Wagamama Ltd.
$331M (2011-03-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $861M
TOTAL $861M
Largest Wagamama Ltd.
$861M (2018-10-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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