Downing Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Downing has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 7 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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

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


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Leisure, 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 1 - 2 2 4 - 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Broadway Partners Ltd. 2021-10-06 - Secondary Buyout
Liverpool, United Kingdom · www.broadwaypartners.co.uk
DiA Imaging Analysis 2021-08-26 - Venture
Beer Sheva, Israel · www.dia-analysis.com
Photospire Ltd. 2021-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.spirable.com
Invizius Ltd. 2021-05-06 - Venture
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom · www.invizius.com
Ondat 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
Congenica Ltd. 2015-04-14 - Venture
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.congenica.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 3 (38%) - 3 (33%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 2 (22%) -
Life Science 2 (25%) - 2 (22%) -
Communications 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 7 (88%) - 8 (89%) -
Israel 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 6 (75%) - 7 (78%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (13%) - 1 (11%) -
Total 8 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

M&A Connections

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

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