Core Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Core Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (17%) and restaurants (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Core Capital Partners has invested in 2 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Core Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). Core Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Mergermarket for $192M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 1

Core Capital Partners LLP

9 Percy Street Fitzrovia,
London, W1T 1DL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)7971475582
www.core-cap.com
info@core-cap.com

Core Capital Partners is a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in UK-based companies. The Firm is a generalist investor and has experience in the healthcare, IT, business services, leisure, consumer, technology, and media sectors. Core generally seeks to commit £10 to £25 million per investment and will consider a variety of transaction situations including buyouts, growth capital financings, add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations, and distressed situations. Core Capital was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Education, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Media, Publishing, Real Estate, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Add-on Acquisition

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 50
Target EBITDA 1 -
Investment Size 10 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 17 1 - - - - 18
Sell (0.4/yr) # 11 1 - - 1 - 13
vol $354M $354M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Olo, Inc. 2021-03-16 - IPO
New York, New York · www.olo.com
Alpine Fire Engineers Ltd. 2018-05-15 - Growth Capital
Bury, United Kingdom · www.alpinefire.co.uk
Ark Home Healthcare Ltd. 2018-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.arkhealth.co.uk
Avonside Group Services Ltd. 2017-08-15 - Growth Capital
Heywood, United Kingdom · www.avonsidegroup.co.uk
PRA! 2017-08-08 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.PRA.com
Turbine Efficiency Ltd. 2016-11-08 - Growth Capital
Lincoln, United Kingdom · www.turbine-efficiency.co.uk
London Graphic Centre 2016-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Covent Garden, United Kingdom · www.londongraphics.co.uk
SPL Services Ltd. 2016-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Cardiff, United Kingdom · www.pdpcouriers.com
Camwatch Ltd. 2014-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.camwatch.co.uk
Kelway Ltd. 2014-11-06 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.kelway.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 3 (17%) -
Restaurants 1 (25%) - 3 (17%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (11%) -
Information Services - - 2 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (11%) -
Construction 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (6%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Safety/Security 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Transportation - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 18 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 4 (100%) - 16 (89%) -
United States - - 2 (11%) -
  New York - - 1 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 18 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (75%) - 12 (67%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (22%) -
Divestiture 1 (25%) - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 4 - 18 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (38%) 192M (54%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (23%) 115M (33%)
Secondary Sale 3 (23%) 46M (13%)
IPO 1 (8%) -
Sold to Management 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $354M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Pinsent Masons LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $307M
< $100M 1 $46M
TOTAL $354M
Largest Mergermarket Ltd.
$192M (2006-07-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
23%
3 (23%)
Strategic(s)
46%
6 (46%)

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