Duke Street Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Duke Street Capital has acquired 5 companies.

Duke Street Capital’s most common sectors for investment are leisure (12%) and healthcare services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (56%) and secondary buyout (25%). In total, Duke Street Capital has invested in 4 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Voyage Healthcare Group for $577M.

In the last 3 years, Duke Street Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). Duke Street Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold ERS Insurance for $877M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity92
    • M&A Buy Activity52
    • M&A Sell Activity40
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • M&A Advisors 8

Duke Street Capital

Nations House, 103 Wigmore Street,,
London, W1U 1QS
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7663 8500
www.dukestreet.com
mail@dukestreet.com

Duke Street Capital is a European private equity firm that targets investments in mid-market UK and French businesses valued between £50 - £250 million. Duke Street looks to build companies through organic growth and acquisitions. Sectors of interest include business services and outsourcing, retail and consumer, food, industrial, healthcare, leisure, and financial services. Duke Street Capital was founded in 1988 and is based in London with an additional office in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Plastics, Retail, Staffing, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 350
values in millions of GBP

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 46 1 1 2 2 - 52
vol $3.4B $3.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 37 - 2 1 - - 40
vol $5.6B $861M $6.4B
  92

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
VBR Tours LLC 2019-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.vacationsbyrail.com
Kent Pharmaceutical Ltd. 2019-06-05 - Divestiture
Ashford, United Kingdom · www.kentpharm.co.uk
Wagamama Ltd. 2018-10-30 861M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.wagamama.co.uk
Great Rail Journeys Ltd. 2018-07-02 - Secondary Buyout
York, United Kingdom · www.greatrail.com
A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH 2018-01-11 - Secondary Buyout
Rostock, Germany · www.a-rosa.de
TeamSport Karting 2017-10-19 - Secondary Buyout
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.team-sport.co.uk
Cruiseline SAM 2017-05-23 - Secondary Buyout
Monaco, France · www.cruiseline.eu
EduServices SAS 2017-01-05 - Secondary Buyout
Levallois-Perret, France · ww.groupe-eduservices.fr
Medi-Globe GmbH 2016-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stuttgart, Germany · www.medi-globe.de
SandpiperCI Ltd. 2015-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Longueville, United Kingdom · www.sandpiperci.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Medi-Globe GmbH 2016-03-01 Endo-Technik W. Griesat GmbH 2020-04-01 1
Stuttgart, Germany · www.medi-globe.de Solingen, Germany · www.endo-technik.com
Ardent Hire Solutions Ltd. 2015-08-21 Fork Rent Ltd. 2015-08-21 1
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.onecallhire.com Suffolk, United Kingdom · www.fork-rent.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure 2 (22%) - 6 (12%) 103M (3%)
Healthcare Services - - 5 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) - 4 (8%) 191M (6%)
Internet Software and Services - - 4 (8%) 115M (3%)
Consumer Services 1 (11%) - 3 (6%) 393M (11%)
Medical Products 1 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
Education 1 (11%) 577M (85%) 2 (4%) 577M (17%)
Gaming - - 2 (4%) 284M (8%)
Life Science 1 (11%) - 2 (4%) 258M (8%)
Metals/Mining - - 2 (4%) 212M (6%)
Retail 1 (11%) 105M (15%) 2 (4%) 105M (3%)
Construction - - 2 (4%) 12M (< 1%)
Financial Services - - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Insurance - - 1 (2%) 456M (13%)
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) 331M (10%)
Beverages - - 1 (2%) 201M (6%)
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) 200M (6%)
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Marine - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Staffing - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (11%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 9 $683M 52 $3.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (67%) 683M (100%) 31 (60%) 3.2B (92%)
France - - 11 (21%) 215M (6%)
United States 1 (11%) - 4 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (11%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (2%) -
Germany 2 (22%) - 3 (6%) -
Sweden - - 2 (4%) 55M (2%)
Spain - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 6 (67%) 683M (100%) 31 (60%) 3.2B (92%)
Cross-border 3 (33%) - 21 (40%) 270M (8%)
Total 9 $683M 52 $3.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (22%) - 29 (56%) 903M (26%)
Secondary Buyout 5 (56%) 683M (100%) 13 (25%) 1.5B (45%)
Divestiture 1 (11%) - 4 (8%) 203M (6%)
Consolidation 1 (11%) - 3 (6%) 336M (10%)
Going Private - - 1 (2%) 456M (13%)
Acquisition Financing - - 1 (2%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
Total 9 $683M 52 $3.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 13 (33%) 1.5B (23%)
Trade Sale 12 (30%) 2.5B (40%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (20%) 2.4B (38%)
Merger 2 (5%) -
Sold to Management 2 (5%) -
Unknown 2 (5%) -
IPO 1 (3%) -
Total 40 $6.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
3
McQueen Ltd.
3
Deloitte
2
Legal Deals
SJ Berwin LLP
5
King & Wood Mallesons
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 12 $3.2B
< $100M 6 $279M
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Voyage Healthcare Group Ltd.
$577M (2014-08-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 15 $6.3B
< $100M 2 $107M
TOTAL $6.4B
Largest ERS Insurance
$877M (2007-01-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
19 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
4 17%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
48%
16 48%
Strategic(s)
52%
17 52%

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