Core Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Core Capital Partners has invested in 1 company.

Core Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are restaurants (18%) and business services (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (77%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). 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 (34%). 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 Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Core Capital Partners LLP

Palladium House (2nd Floor) 1 - 4 Argyll St,
London, W1F 7TA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)203 7949 750
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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 15 1 - 1 - - 17
Sell (0.2/yr) # 8 - 1 - - - 9
vol $354M $354M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Alpine Fire Engineers Ltd. 2018-05-15 - Growth Capital
Littleborough, United Kingdom · www.alpinefire.co.uk
AlliedPRA, Inc. 2017-08-08 - Secondary Buyout
San Diego, California · www.alliedpra.com
Turbine Efficiency Ltd. 2016-11-08 - Growth Capital
Lincoln, United Kingdom · www.turbine-efficiency.co.uk
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
Olo 2014-10-27 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.olo.com
Adapt Services Ltd. 2011-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.adapt.com
AlliedPRA, Inc. 2009-11-01 - Growth Capital
San Diego, California · www.alliedpra.com
DMW Logistics Ltd (dba The Sanctuary Spa) 2008-01-19 115M GBP Trade Sale - Public Company
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.sanctuary.com
SPL Services Ltd. 2007-08-01 - Growth Capital
Cardiff, United Kingdom
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Restaurants 1 (14%) - 3 (18%) -
Business Services - - 2 (12%) -
Consumer Products 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) -
Information Services - - 2 (12%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) -
Transportation 2 (29%) - 2 (12%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (6%) -
Leisure - - 1 (6%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Safety/Security 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (86%) - 15 (88%) -
United States 1 (14%) - 2 (12%) -
  New York 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) -
  California - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (86%) - 13 (76%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (14%) - 3 (18%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 - 17 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (33%) 192M (54%)
Secondary Sale 3 (33%) 46M (13%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (22%) 115M (33%)
Sold to Management 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $354M

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 %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
3 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
3 50%

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