Downing Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Downing has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 3 others.

Downing’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (34%) and internet software and services (23%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (78%) and growth capital (12%). In total, Downing has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Downing has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Downing

Downing LLP

St Magnus House, 3 Lower Thames Street,
London, EC3R 6HD
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7630 3319
www.downing.co.uk
contact@downing.co.uk

Downing is an alternative asset manager focused on a variety of investment strategies. These include renewable energy, infrastructure, property finance and development, and healthcare. Downing was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Leisure, Renewable Energy, Retail, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 3 2 4 - - - 9
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 1 - 1 - 2
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
StorageOS, Inc. 2023-03-02 - Trade Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.ondat.io
Broadway Partners Ltd. 2021-10-06 - Secondary Buyout
Liverpool, United Kingdom · www.broadwaypartners.co.uk
DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. 2021-08-26 - Venture
Beer Sheva, Israel · www.dia-analysis.com
Photospire Ltd. 2021-08-17 - Trade Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.spirable.com
Invizius Ltd. 2021-05-06 - Venture
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom · www.invizius.com
StorageOS, Inc. 2021-02-23 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.ondat.io
Dragonfly Technology Solutions 2020-11-17 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.dragonflyai.co
GENinCode UK Ltd. 2020-08-28 - Growth Capital
Oxford, United Kingdom · www.genincode.com
ABAKA Holdings Ltd. 2019-12-19 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.abaka.me
Photospire Ltd. 2019-09-05 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.spirable.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 2 (33%) - 3 (33%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (22%) -
Life Science 2 (33%) - 2 (22%) -
Communications 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Information Technology 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 6 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 5 (83%) - 8 (89%) -
Israel 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 6 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 4 (67%) - 7 (78%) -
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (17%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 6 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

FAQ

When was Downing founded?

Downing was founded in 1986.

What type of investor is Downing?

Downing is an asset manager.

Where is Downing headquartered?

Downing is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

How much capital does Downing have under management?

Downing has 1.9B GBP under management.

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